- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A former U.S. Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for the shooting of his estranged wife’s boyfriend in El Paso.

An El Paso County jury sentenced 41-year-old Alberto Montelongo to the maximum punishment for attempted capital murder after deliberating about two hours on Wednesday. Jurors also sentenced him to 10 years in prison for continuous family violence, but Montelongo will serve his sentences concurrently.

Jurors found Montelongo guilty of the two counts Tuesday. Authorities say that in February, Montelongo went to his wife’s home and got into an altercation with her and her boyfriend, Jesus Rodriguez. Prosecutors say Montelongo shot Rodriguez in the head and struggled with his wife over a knife, cutting her hands several times. Rodriguez survived.

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