(Suspect in Rosas murder reaches a plea deal)…..28 year old Marcos Rodriguez Perez was arrested in Tijuana in April, 2011 and extradited to San Diego in October of the same year.
He was arrested as a suspect in the 2009 murder of Border Patrol agent Robert Rosas. The US Attorney Southern District California office announced the plea deal this week. According to the deal, Marquez Perez enters a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnapping, robbery of personal property of the US and use and carrying a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. He would be sentenced to 58 years in Federal Prison. The deal does not include an admission of actually shooting Rosas. The Border Patrol agent was lured to an area near Campo in 2009, where he was ambushed and robbed of his night vision equipment. In the scuffle, Rosas, a native of Imperial County, was shot 8 times and killed. Marquez Perez is the fourth suspect in the incident to agree to a guilty plea deal. Officials say there is still one suspect remains at large