3 Texas gun-trafficking suspects sentenced

DALLAS (AP) - Three Texas men whom federal officials say were linked to a gun used in a U.S. agent's death in Mexico have been sentenced after pleading guilty to weapons charges.

Ranferi Osorio, Kelvin Leon Morrison and Luis Carbajal (KAHR'-bah-hahl) were sentenced Tuesday for their November guilty pleas. U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay of Dallas sentenced Osorio to 10 years in prison, Morrison to 2½ years in prison, and Carbajal to two years of probation.

According to federal complaints filed previously, investigators said the men met a confidential informant near Dallas in November and gave him 40 guns to take into Mexico.

Authorities later learned that a gun purchased in October 2010 by another member of the ring was used in a February 2011 attack on two U.S. agents, killing one.