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Very -- key suspect involved with a fast and furious scheme said to be sentenced in court today.
Border Patrol agent Brian Terry killed and a shoot out of the Mexican border that was two years ago this week in fact.
Hymie Avila junior bought some of the guns found of the murder scene.
Weapons later linked to the government's failed gun running staying Terry's family will speak at today's sentencing.
These men had he had the choice.
Not to walk and to the the gun shops and buy these weapons but they chose him they were greedy they benefited from it.
And now they're being held accountable in a court of law.
You'll see shortly justices serve -- -- -- us live in that story from the beginning.
Now live today out of LA and William good morning.
All bill he did not pull the trigger but how do you view his actions did lead to the death of agent Brian Terry for that the family wants -- you -- -- A maximum sentence it was a straw buyer meaning Avila was hired to buy guns not for himself.
But for criminals who can't in this case the Sinaloa Cartel.
Three years ago -- bought several weapons that if -- gun -- including three.
AK forty sevens.
He was one of eighteen straw buyers in the fast and furious case each received up to a thousand dollars from the cartel.
For every weapon they bought the question today for the federal judge in Arizona.
Does he sends -- -- simply for lying in buying in dealing firearms without a license that's a relatively minor offense it typically you'll get you probation.
Or -- a -- get a lengthy sentence based on the consequences of his actions.
Shopping bags full of cash.
To go purchase these weapons.
They knew exactly where these weapons were going.
And the harm that these weapons.
They chose to ignore all that for greed and for money.
And for that they're going to have to pay -- severe penalty.
Initially the US attorney's office -- the Terry family from speaking today at the sentencing.
Arguing that the murder and the gun -- -- -- related but the fairly persistent and prevailed saying that it be -- initiated a domino effect that killed one man.
And will others for years to come and I learned yesterday bill that two more -- various weapons.
We're recovered in a deadly shooting in -- Mexico on Thanksgiving Day.
So far fifteen of the twenty defendants in this case have pled guilty sentences range from probation to a nine years we believe the -- -- We'll get.
Probably five maybe seven years in this case the -- -- thank you will watch and see what happens inside that courtroom today.
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