Felon re-arrested by Tucson Sector Border Patrol

Published: Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:31 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:36 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - On Sunday, Sept. 4, Border Patrol agents with the Tucson Sector arrested a man, identified as Francisco Javier Rosas-Molina, for illegally crossing into the U.S.

Rosas-Molina was previously convicted in Mexico for the 2003 murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent, Jorge Salomon-Martinez near Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. According to a recent release Salomon had been traveling off-duty when Rosas-Molina attacked him for being a BP agent. Rosas-Molina served 11 years in prison for the killing.

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This is not the first time BP agents have arrested Rosas-Molina, in 2002 he was apprehended by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office for possession of marijuana for transport or sale. He served 108 days in county jail for that offense.

Rosas-Molina now faces prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office for illegal re-entry of an aggravated felon.

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