Judge BANS Fast and Furious Scandal at Trial of Murdered Border Patrol Agent

The judge presiding over the trial of two men accused of killing U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has banned any mention during the trial about where the accused murderers got the weapons they used to kill Agent Terry.

Late last week Federal Judge U.S. District Court Judge David Bury, who is residing over the case, ruled that Operation Fast and Furious cannot be brought up during the trial because it has “no bearing on the crime committed.” As a reminder, Operation Fast and Furious is at the center of Terry’s death because the men who are charged with killing him used AK-47s sold through the Justice Department program.

The murder weapons were provided to the vicious killers by President Obama’s Justice Department through their misguided Fast and Furious “gunwalking” operation.More ‘Fast’ Guns Showing Up in Mexico Crimes

Despite the ban, jurors were subjected to a grim recap of the night’s activities from many of the witnesses.

Brian Terry was murdered on the night of December 14th near the Arizona/Mexico border when he and members of his BORTAC team came upon a “rip crew” they had been dispatched to find. Rip crews are groups of Mexican bandits that roam the mountains of southern Arizona. Their objective is to find cartel drug or human smuggling convoys and rob them.

Upon finding the rip crew, a gun battle ensued and Agent Terry was shot. He died from his wounds before reaching the hospital

“It was grueling,” Terry-Willis said of the trial’s opening, “but we stayed strong. It’s not easy to sit in a courtroom, feet from the defense. Today, we should hear more testimony from Brian’s other teammates that were out there that horrific night.”

Mexican nationals Ivan Soto Barraza and Lionel Portillo-Meza are standing trial for the death of Agent Terry.

 Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez, who was also charged with Terry’s murder, accepted a plea deal in August and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.