Ex-Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Girlfriend, Their Son

Former Border Patrol Supervisory Agent Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles

By Steve Neavling

A former supervisory Border Patrol agent convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and their 1-year-old son in 2018 was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. 

On July 6, a jury found Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles guilty of murdering Grizelda Hernandez, 27, and Dominic Alexander at Father McNaboe Park in Laredo, Texas, on April 9, 2018. 

Shortly after midnight, the jury returned a punishment of two life sentences without the possibility of parole, Laredo Morning Times reports

In his closing arguments, Webb County District Attorney Isidro “Chilo” Alaniz urged a jury against sentencing Burgos-Aviles to life in prison without parole because he wanted to press for the death penalty. 

Burgos-Aviles’ attorney William Boggs asked the jury to spare his client’s life, reminding them that he would die in prison. 

The jury began deliberating around 3 p.m.

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