Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict in Shooting of ICE Agents Case
WASHINGTON DC – A jury in a Washington D.C. federal courtroom delivered a verdict on Friday for two co-defendants in an international case that began just over six-and-a-half years ago.
Jose Emanuel Garcia-Sota and Jesus Ivan Quezada-Pina, both Mexican nationals, were found guilty in the February 2011 shootings of two U.S. federal agents.
The men were charged on four counts for taking part in the shooting near San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Gunmen killed ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata of Brownsville and seriously wounded ICE Special Agent Victor Avila.
Seven people, with alleged ties to the Zetas cartel, were extradited to the U.S. to stand trial in connection with the shooting.