By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The man who bought two semi-automatic assault rifles found at the scene of the fatal 2010 shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Phoenix to 57 months in prison over his role in the botched Fast and Furious gun-running investigation.
In delivering the victim impact statement, he said Terry had been planning to visit his hometown in Michigan for the Christmas holidays just before his death.
In asking for the maximum sentence, Mr. Heyer told the judge: "You have the ability to hold Mr. Avila fully accountable. You have the ability to send a message to every law-abiding citizen of this country that this crime will not be tolerated. You also have the ability to send a message to Brian's family and friends that justice has been served."