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Second suspect pleads guilty to murdering Border Patrol agent

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man who participated in the robbery and killing of a Border Patrol agent near Campo two years ago pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder.

Emilio Samyn Gonzales-Arezenas is the second person to admit guilt in the July 23, 2009, death of 30-year-old Robert Rosas Jr., a father of two who was shot while on patrol.

A juvenile, Christian Daniel Castro Alvarez, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.

Gonzales faces life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 17 by U.S. District Judge M. James Lorenz.

Authorities said Jose Luis Ramirez Dorantes was arrested in Mexico last October and extradited to the United States.

Another man, Marcos Rodriguez Perez, was arrested in April in Mexico and is expected to be extradited. A fifth suspect, Jose Juan Chacon Morales, remains a fugitive.

According to plea agreement, Chacon and Rodriguez planned to rob the Border Patrol agent of his night vision equipment because they had lost a similar device used to smuggle illegal immigrants and drugs into the United States.

Rosas was lured into a trap when Rodriguez and Chacon got him to follow footprints they had left in the dirt, according to the plea agreement.

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