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Jury Convicts 2 Mexicans for Murder of US Border Patrol Agent

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FILE - Laura E. Duffy, United States Attorney Southern District of California, and FBI Special Agent in Charge, James L. Turgal, Jr., right, announce the indictments on five suspects involved in the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in Tucson,

FILE - Laura E. Duffy, United States Attorney Southern District of California, and FBI Special Agent in Charge, James L. Turgal, Jr., right, announce the indictments on five suspects involved in the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in Tucson,

A federal jury in Tucson, Arizona found two Mexican men guilty Thursday for the 2010 murder of U.S. border patrol agent Brian Terry.

Ivan Soto-Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza both face life in prison when they are sentenced in December on charges including first degree murder.

The two were part of a gang who crossed into the United States in December, 2010 with the intention of robbing drug traffickers but wound up in a shootout with border patrol agents.

One of the bullets fired by the gang struck and killed Terry.

Two other men already pleaded guilty while another two suspects are still at large.

U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy said while Thursday's verdict cannot undo the tragedy of Brian Terry's death, it brings another measure of justice to the agent's family.

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