A family member of fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr., is escorted to a wreath to lay a flower during the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington, on May 15, 2017. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Glenn Fawcett)

Accomplice in Border Patrol Agent’s Death Pleads Guilty

The accomplice to the death of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr., was sentenced to 50 years behind bars on Tuesday.

Ismael Hernandez Vallejo was scheduled for a pre-trial hearing in the 197th district courtroom on Tuesday. During that hearing, Vallejo plead guilty to capital murder and attempted capital murder.

It was in August of 2014 when Javier Vega Jr was fishing with his family when Hernandez Vallejo and Gustavo Tijerina-Sandoval shot and killed Vega and his father while at a fishing spot in Willacy County.

Read more at CBS4

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