Border Patrol Chief Speaks Out on Murder of Agent in 2014

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WESLACO – A Border Patrol chief is speaking out on the murder of agent Javier Vega Jr.

He says losing an agent is a situation he never wants to be in.

Vega was murdered by Gustavo Tijerina-Sandoval while on a fishing trip with his family in 2014.

The chief explains Tijerina-Sandoval’s outburst in the courtroom, after learning he would be put to death, stunned Vega’s family as well as the agents.

KRGV’s Cecilia Gutierrez spoke with the chief who explains the importance of keeping violent criminals out of the country.

Watch the video for the full story.

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