Hearing Delayed in Gun Case Tied to ICE Agent's Death

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    A federal judge has delayed a hearing for three Lancaster men facing weapons charges in a case linked to last month's fatal shooting of a U.S. agent in Mexico.

    Two of the suspects appeared in a Dallas courtroom Tuesday, but the judge postponed the hearing until later in the week at the request of defense attorneys.

    Trio of Gun-Trafficking Suspects Appear in Court

    [DFW] Trio of Gun-Trafficking Suspects Appear in Court
    Authorities say three gun-trafficking suspects under arrest in Dallas were under surveillance for three months before a U.S. immigration agent was killed in northern Mexico. One of the men bought the gun that was used to kill Jaime Zapata last month. A federal judge today delayed a hearing for the three suspects until Friday. (Published Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011)

    Two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were shot, one fatally, on a highway in San Luis Potosi last month. Mexican authorities say a regional boss for the Zetas drug gang accused in agent Jaime Zapata's slaying has been captured.

    U.S. authorities say the gun used in the slaying was bought by one of the three Lancaster men, who were arrested Monday at their homes.

    ATF Arrests 3 on Suspicion of Gun Smuggling

    [DFW] ATF Arrests 3 on Suspicion of Gun Smuggling
    Federal investigators traced the gun used in the killing of a U.S. agent in Mexico to one of the Lancaster men. (Published Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011)