TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The fifth of now seven suspects linked to the 2010 shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry appeared in federal court in Tucson, Thursday afternoon.
Thirty-year-old Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez is charged with first-degree murder and several other felony charges. Typical with initial appearances, the district court judge entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Burboa-Alvarez.
The official indictment describes Burboa-Alvarez as a recruiter who organized the group of armed robbers to travel from Mexico to the United States -- Leading to Terry's murder. Of the seven suspects, two have plead guilty and three, including Burboa-Alvarez, await trial. Suspects, Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza was extradited from Mexico in June 2014 and Ivan Soto-Barraza was extradited last month. The remaining two suspects are still on the run.
Terry's murder is at the center of the botched U.S. gun smuggling probe -- known as Operation Fast and Furious. Two guns found at the murder scene were traced to the operation.