by Dan Gibson
Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, the subject of a recent Leo Banks piece in the Weekly, has been indicted in the Brian Terry case.
From the office of United States Attorney Dennis Burke:
A federal district judge today unsealed a 14-count indictment that includes charges against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes of El Fuerte, Mexico, for the December 14, 2010, murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Osorio-Arellanes, and his co-defendants, who are fugitives and whose identities remain under seal, also face weapons and conspiracy charges in addition to charges for Second Degree Murder.
The indictment was unsealed at Osorio-Arellanes’ arraignment today before U.S. District Court Magistrate Jacqueline Marshall in Tucson. The defendant faces trial on June 17, 2011, before U.S. District Court Judge David C. Bury in Tucson.
“Today’s indictment is an important step in this case, but it is only a first step to serving justice on behalf of Agent Brian Terry, his family, and the other agents who were with Terry and their families,” said U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke. “This is an active ongoing investigation that is making more and more progress every day.”
Burke added, “Agent Terry — who served his country honorably as both a Marine and a member of the Border Patrol — made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the people of the United States. His family deserves to see justice served, and everybody involved in this investigation is deeply committed to making that happen.”