Ramos, Compean Released from Jail

February 17, 2009 - 3:00 PM
Ex-Border Agents Who Shot Smuggler Out of Prison
Dallas (AP) - Attorneys say two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and covering it up have been released from prison.
 
Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean each had their sentences of more than 10 years commuted earlier this year by former President George W. Bush. Their commutation becomes effective March 20, and both will serve out the remainder of their sentences in home confinement.
 
The men were convicted in 2006 of shooting Osvaldo Aldrete Davila near El Paso and trying to conceal it.
 
Ramos left a federal prison in Phoenix on Tuesday morning on furlough, his attorney said in a statement. Compean was released Tuesday from an Elkton, Ohio, facility, his attorney's office said.