Mother of Border Patrol Agent Killed While Fishing Finds Justice

2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, January 16 2019 Jan 16, 2019 January 16, 2019 4:31 PM January 16, 2019 in News - Local
By: John Paul Barajas

WESLACO – The mother of a Border Patrol agent killed while fishing with his family found justice in the court room.

Marie Vega says she wants more than the 50-year sentence her son’s killer received.

“It was a surprise to all of us that he was going to plead guilty because we would of much rather have him face a death penalty," she says.

Agent Javier Vega Jr. was killed in 2014 by a man who was in the country illegally.

He was fatally shot while fishing with his father at a canal near Santa Monica.

Vega spoke with President Donald Trump to plead for border security.

Vega says she is glad the trial is over.

She says her two missions are to keep her son’s legacy alive and to advocate for a stronger border.

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