Skip to comments.Judge Shows Former Border Agent No Mercy in New Sentencing for Shooting
Posted on 11/12/2008 3:02:19 PM PST by Sleeping Freeper
A former Border Patrol agent's lengthy sentence for shooting a fleeing drug smuggler had been described as extreme by his supporters, but a federal judge showed no mercy Wednesday at the former agent's resentencing hearing in El Paso, Texas.
The judge upheld Jose Alonso Compean's original punishment and resentenced him to 10 years in prison for his conviction on a charge of using a weapon in the commission of a felony and another two years in prison for assault and other charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Compean's attorneys plan to turn to the Supreme Court for a review of the case. Bob Baskett, an attorney for Compean, did not immediately return a call for comment from FOXNews.com.
Compean, along with former agent Ignacio Ramos, was convicted in 2006 of shooting Osvaldo Adlrete Davila an admitted, and now convicted, drug smuggler and trying to cover up the shooting.
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Please send a note of support (I hope these are still good)
Ignacio Ramos #58079-180
Federal Correctional Institution
37910 N. 45th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Jose Compean #58080180
PO Box 10
Lisbon, OH 44432
So nice to know the judiciary is Looking Out for US (tm).
This is no longer the United States of my birth.
Who was the judge?
Bush should pardon these two but I doubt he will.
Funny I just heard a commercial on the radio “ become a border agent” Yeah right, thier going to open the borders wide on all fronts anyway so just don’t bother! It was a lovely country for a while there! God bless America she’s bleeding from an artery with no paramedics in site. I am in mourning!
“Strange” this story didn’t name the judge, nor did the El Paso Times story name the judge. Hmmmmm.
Send President Bush emails. Pardon these guys!
Pamos and Compean thrown under the bus ping.
Please contact President Bush - Keep it nice
Nobody, but nobody shoots one of the CIA’s drug couriers and gets away with it.
Bush is useless...worst Republican president to have won two terms in office.
These two need to be pardoned by President Bush, immediately.
This unfathomable miscarriage of justice will only be remedied by pardon, at this point. They have suffered far too much for this alleged crime.
We need to wake up to the reality the our border is our primary line of defense against a whole host of ills, and it must be secured. These two agents, acting in good faith, shot a confessed drug smuggling illegal alien in the arse, and they get sent to prison. Unconscionable!
good luck with that. Bush doesn’t care.
Bush is not a Conservative republican.
He is a chip off the old Block.His father...
he is New World order Junior.
He will not pardon Ramos and Compean....
Bush wants to Hand over America to Socialists....
This is just another loss of our rights....
There is no other case like this...it is a travesty.
America is no more.
America Died November 4th.
McCain was a dupe, just a backstabbing tool of the Media...
They gave us a Moron to vote for...
they convinced him to play Mr Nice guy...
and Nice Guys finish LAST.
McCain brought a purse to a Knife fight.
We were Had...over a year ago.
Contrast the Compeon case with that of Special Agent Braga http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-fbiagent28,0,7715963.story?page=1
A nice 5 year prison sentence for false persecution followed by 5 years doing Ramos & Compean's yard work will do fine.
Why haven’t other border agents come to their defense and protest or walk off the job?