TUCSON, AZ – A man previously convicted in Mexico for the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents after he illegally crossed into the U.S. on Sunday. (See photo courtesy of Pima County Sheriff's Department).
Francisco Javier Rosas-Molina served 11 years in prison for killing Border Patrol Agent Jorge Salomon-Martinez in 2003, near Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. Agent Salomon was traveling off-duty when Rosas attacked him after he learned he was a Border Patrol agent.
Rosas’ arrest record dates back to 2002 when he was apprehended by the Cochise County Sheriff's Department for possession of marijuana, for transport or sale. He served 108 days in county jail for that offense.
Rosas now faces prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for "Illegal Re-entry by an Aggravated Felon."
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