A fourth indictment naming additional defendants has been handed up against those accused of killing U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Dec. 14, 2010, newly released documents show.
All the defendants’ names are blacked out in the November 2011 indictment except two: Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who was wounded at the scene of Terry’s slaying and has been incarcerated since, and Rito Osorio-Arellanes.
The records don’t clarify what the relationship is between the two, but a person named Rito Osorio-Arellanez was arrested “near Rio Rico” on Dec. 12, 2010, just two days before Terry was killed, a federal indictment says. He was indicted Jan. 5 on a charge of re-entering the country after being deported, on Sept. 11, 2008.
In November, the team of prosecutors in the Terry murder case asked that the re-entry after deportation case be dismissed entirely because he had been indicted.
The Arizona Daily Star and five other Arizona news organizations intervened in the case in December, asking U.S. District Judge David Bury to unseal the case.
On Jan. 12, Bury ordered that prosecutors unseal and release certain types of documents — indictments as well as orders and minute entries issued by the court —but he declined to unseal the entire case file. Bury said prosecutors asked that the case be sealed until all those indicted have been arrested.