TEENAGER ADMITS KILLING BORDER PATROL AGENT

Special for Tijuanapress.com
Chula Vista, California, November 21, 2009.

A teenager from Mexico has pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to killing a United States Border Patrol agent last July near Campo.

Federal officials say seventeen year old Christian Daniel Castro Alvarez turned himself in to US authorities at the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego last August.

It was about three weeks after Rosas was shot in the head four times.

That night Rosas was working the border east of San Diego. Its rugged and dark.

Authorities say Castro and at least two others crossed the border illegally and lured Rosas out of his car to rob him of government property. Authorities won’t say what. Rosas’ gun is missing.

Richard Barlow with the Border Patrol read a statement outside the agency’s Chula Vista headquarters in response to Castro’s plea. “Though this provides some degree of closure, the murder of Robert is a stark reminder of the dangers our agents face everyday protecting our nation.”

Authorities say suspects are still at large. FBI spokesman Darrel Foxworth says there’s a ten-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to the recovery of Rosas’ gun. Foxworth would not say if the FBI paid a reward for Castro’s arrest. The FBI had offered $100,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

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