Jose Compean Resentenced in Federal Court in El Paso

Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jose Compean embraces his daughter Patricia Compean following a hearing at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in El Paso on Wednesday
Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jose Compean embraces his daughter Patricia Compean following a hearing at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in El Paso on Wednesday
A US District Judge today resentenced Former Border Patrol Agent Jose Alonso Compean to 10 years for his conviction of using a weapon in the commission of a felony, plus two years for assault and other charges.

Compean and former agent Ignacio Ramos were convicted in 2006 of shooting admitted drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila and trying to cover it up.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out some convictions against Ramos and Compean earlier this year, prompting Wednesday’s resentencing, but the court upheld the majority of the case. Ramos is due to be resentenced Thursday.

Compean’s lawyers said Wednesday they are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case. One of his attorneys, Bob Baskett, didn’t immediately respond to calls seeking details on the review Wednesday.

Supporters, including members of Congress, have asked President Bush to pardon the men or at least commute their sentences.