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Ex-Border Patrol Agent Found Guilty in El Paso Shooting

A former U.S. Border Patrol agent has been found guilty in the shooting of his estranged wife's boyfriend in El Paso.

Forty-one-year-old Alberto Montelongo was convicted Tuesday of one count of attempted capital murder and one count of continuous family violence. The sentencing phase of his trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday. He faces up to 99 years in prison.

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, resulting in several cuts to her hands. Rodriguez survived.
Authorities say Montelongo took his wife and Rodriguez hostage and a standoff with El Paso law enforcement lasted for several hours before he was arrested.

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