• Border Patrol agents operating near Sonoita apprehended a man who had previously been convicted in Mexico for the murder of a Border Patrol agent after he illegally crossed into the United States.
Francisco Javier Rosas-Molina served 11 years in prison for killing Border Patrol Agent Jorge Salomon-Martinez near Cananea, Sonora in 2003. Salomon was traveling off duty when Rosas attacked him because he was a Border Patrol agent.
Rosas’ arrest record dates back to 2002 when he was apprehended by Cochise County sheriff’s deputies for possession of marijuana for transport or sale. He served 108 days in county jail for that offense. He now faces prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for illegal re-entry of an aggravated felon.