Trial for Suspect Accused of Killing Border Patrol Agent Granted More Time

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NEAR SANTA MONICA – A capital murder suspect accused of killing a Border Patrol agent will not know his fate until January.

Ismael Hernandez-Vallejo is the second man charged in the death of agent Javier Vega Jr.

Hernandez’s trial was set to start this month but a judge granted the defense more time.

Agent Vega was killed while fishing with his family near Santa Monica.

Willacy County prosecutors says they will seek the death penalty against Hernandez. 

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