Life sentence in US border agent’s death



SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge in San Diego has sentenced a Mexican man to life in prison for striking and killing a U.S. Border Patrol agent with a drug-laden Hummer as the officer laid spike strips in an attempt to puncture the vehicle’s tires.

U.S. District Judge Michael Anello also sentenced Jesus Navarro on Friday to an additional 80-year term on drug counts.

The judge called the crime “particularly brutal, violent and heinous.”

Agent Luis Aguilar was killed in January 2008 at a campground in California’s Imperial Sand Dunes near the Arizona border.

Navarro told the judge that he was being dealt an injustice and plans to appeal.