(WASHINGTON TIMES) A Mexican national charged in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent during a December 2010 gunfight along the Arizona-Mexico border is scheduled to change his plea Tuesday in federal court.
Manuel Osorio-Arellanes previously had pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and assault on a federal officer following his arrest in the Dec. 15, 2010, shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry. Two WASR-10/63 assault rifles — a Romanian AK-47 variant — found at the site of the killing later were traced to the botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning investigation.
Osorio-Arellanes was shot during the gunfight and has been in custody since the night of the shooting.
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