Suspects in murder of Border Patrol agent arrested and deported numerous times

AZBD Note: Had Javier Vega Jr. not been a Border Patrol agent this story would not have nearly the coverage. Chances are these two scumbags who murdered this agent did not know he was an off duty Border Patrol agent. In other words this could have been you. And next time it just might be you.


RAYMONDVILLE, Texas — Two illegal immigrants from Mexico who were charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent in front of his family in Texas have been arrested and deported numerous times, police sources told

One suspect has been arrested no fewer than four times for entering the U.S. illegally, according to federal court records. The other has been deported twice after entering the U.S. illegally, sources said.

Gustavo Tijerina, 30, and Ismael Hernandez, 40, were arraigned Tuesday afternoon inside the Willacy County jail library. They were ordered held without bail after being charged with capital murder of a peace officer, attempted murder, and a variety of lesser charges.