- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A Colombian national has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of an American who turned out to be a federal agent.

Thirty-nine-year-old Edwin Gerardo Figueroa Sepulveda was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria; he is one of six people convicted in the murder and kidnapping of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent James “Terry” Watson in Bogota last year.

The men admitted luring Watson into a taxi with plans to take him on a so-called “millionaire’s ride” where he would be forced to withdraw cash from ATM machines. Two men jumped into Watson’s taxi; one stabbed him, while Figueroa Sepulveda stunned him with a Taser.

Watson escaped but died from the stab wounds.

Officials do not believe the assailants knew Watson was a federal agent.

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