US hands Colombians stiff sentences in agent kidnap, killing

A Colombian Police officer escorts Omar Fabian Valdez - alias Fabian, one of four suspects in the killing of US Drug Enforcement Agency agent James 'Terry' Watson, in Bogota, on June 26, 2013Two Colombians were handed long prison sentences for the 2013 kidnapping and murder of US agent James “Terry” Watson in Bogota, authorities said. Edgar Javier Bello was on Monday sentenced to 36 years plus six months in prison, while Omar Fabian Valdez was sentenced to 29 years, a Justice Department statement said. They pleaded guilty to organizing a theft, using a taxi, that led to the murder of Watson, an agent with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. “With these sentencings, all seven defendants involved in the kidnapping and murder of Special Agent Terry Watson have been found, prosecuted, and brought to justice,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.

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