PHOENIX - A Border Patrol agent was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the shooting of an illegal immigrant at the border in January.

An investigation found that Agent Nicholas Corbett's killing of Francisco Dominguez-Rivera, of Puebla, Mexico, was not legally justified, said Cochise County Prosecutor Ed Rheinheimer.

The shooting occurred while Corbett was trying to apprehend Dominguez-Rivera and three others who were trying to enter the country illegally. *

-Associated Press