Friday, June 8, 2012
AZMEX F&F EXTRA 8-6-12
AZMEX F&F EXTRA 8 JUN 2012
Trial date set in Border Patrol agent's killing
27 minutes ago •
Tim Steller, Arizona Daily Star
A judge has set a new trial date for the man accused of murdering U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
The trial of Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, which had been scheduled to start Tuesday, now is set for Nov. 6, 2012.
U.S. District Judge David Bury ordered the new trial date on May 31, but the order was unsealed this week as part of an ongoing practice of releasing some documents in a case that is otherwise sealed.
Terry, a member of the Border Patrol's elite tactical team, was shot and killed late on the night of Dec. 14, 2010 west of Rio Rico. The team Terry was with confronted a group of suspected bandits in that remote spot, gunfire ensued, and Terry was hit and killed while Osorio-Arellanes was hit and wounded.
Osorio-Arellanes is charged with second-degree murder, and the only known co-defendant is Rito Osorio-Arellanes, whose relationship to Manuel has not been confirmed. The identities of other co-defendants remain sealed.