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  • Apple Valley man beaten to death pursuing his dream in Mexico

    03/28/2013 11:44:15 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | March 26, 201 | ABBY SIMONS and ALEJANDRA MATOS
    Kyle Kester loved the local people and the rugged landscape north of Guadalajara, where he had built a sprawling stucco home.Kyle Kester’s parents admit they weren’t thrilled when he built his dream home tucked in a rocky, secluded valley 18 miles north of Guadalajara. They worried for his safety in the isolated Mexican countryside where the nearest neighbor was a half-hour ride down a rutted dirt road, passable at times only by motorcycle, or whether the state-of-the-art 6,000-square-foot stucco house in a poverty-stricken land could make him a target for thieves, or worse. The 38-year-old Apple Valley native reassured his...
  • Trial to Begin for Man Accused in DUI Crash That Killed Toddler

    03/20/2013 8:39:14 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 13 replies
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — Opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow in the trial of a 24-year-old man charged in a 2011 hit and run crash that killed a 2-year old boy. Angel Alberto Cruz Perez of Santa Ana is accused in the November 9th accident near the intersection of 5th and North Bewley streets. Perez is charged with one felony count each of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, driving a motor vehicle without a license, with sentencing enhancement allegations for causing great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old and fleeing the scene. Prosecutors allege...
  • Grief grips neighborhood

    01/28/2013 2:45:28 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 26, 2013 | Ana Ley
    A day after watching a 6-year-old neighborhood boy fly through the air when he was fatally struck by a teenage driver suspected of being intoxicated, Jane Withers refused to leave the spot where the boy's mother tried in vain to save him. Overcome by the magnitude of the tragedy that left Brandon Abrams' family grieving and a 17-year-old jailed on intoxication manslaughter charges, Withers helped set up a makeshift memorial soon after the incident at 6 p.m. Thursday in her Northwest Side neighborhood. Brandon was waiting on the sidewalk for an ice cream truck when he was struck. According to...
  • Mexican Drug Cartel Kills U.S. Coast Guardsman In Boat Attack Off California Shoreline

    12/03/2012 5:08:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 23 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/03/12 | Friends of Ours
    The Mexican drug cartels once again have taken deadly aim against U.S. law enforcement. This time the narco terrorists intentionally rammed their smuggling panga boat against an approaching Coast Guard inflatable which resulted in the death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III and the injury of another guardsman after they fell into the sea off the southern California coast as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Two suspects have been detained. The narco insurgents from Mexico increasingly are targeting U.S. officials on both sides of the border: last August two CIA officials were injured in a shooting ambush against...
  • Illegal alien charged with child's death allowed to go free on bond

    10/07/2012 2:08:07 PM PDT · by AuntB · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announced that Sandra Rodriguez Miramontes, 19, has been free on bond since September 21. She reportedly left her 2-year-old nephew trapped in her car for eight hours, resulting in the child's death. Miramontes has been charged with child abuse resulting in death. She was arrested on August 5, after admitting to police that she left the boy, Gabriel Torres, outside the Precious Moments Daycare in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she worked. Despite her illegal status, she was released on only a $500 bond from the Metropolitan Detention Center, where she had been...
  • 3 U.S. Marines shot in Mexico

    08/24/2012 1:38:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 1:52 pm ET August 24, 201
    Three U.S. Marines were injured in a shooting south of Mexico City on Friday morning, a Mexican military official told CNN Mexico.The motive behind the attack on the American servicemen, who were on a diplomatic mission, was not immediately known.
  • “This guy shouldn’t have been in America"...Obama's Willie Horton?

    08/03/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT · by AuntB · 24 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    Is Kesler Dufrene Barack Obama’s Willie Horton? He should be. Remember Horton? Furloughed for the weekend from a Massachusetts prison Horton, a convicted killer, brutalized a couple, stabbed the man and raped his fiancé twice. Presidential candidate Al Gore exposed the furlough fiasco in a Presidential Candidate Debate with Michael Dukakis, .... Kesler Dufrene, on the other hand, is the direct responsibility of President Obama... According to North Miami detectives, a twice-convicted felon and Haitian illegal alien whose deportation was stayed by the Obama administration murdered three people, including a 15-year-old girl last year. Though an immigration judge ordered that...
  • Man [illegal alien] Pleads Guilty to Murder at Albion WalMart

    07/25/2012 6:58:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    WGRZ ^ | July 20, 2012 | WGRZ Web Staff
    ALBION, NY - A 24-year old illegal immigrant from Honduras pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder Wednesday in Orleans County Court. According to Orleans County District Attorney Joseph Cardone, Luis Rodriguez-Flamenco will face 25 years to life behind bars for his role in the murder of 45-year old Dr. Kathleen Byham, with no promise as to what his sentence will be. Dr. Byham was shopping at WalMart in Albion in October of 2011 when Rodriguez-Flamenco approached her in the parking lot, and stabbed her to death. Rodriguez-Flamenco will be sentenced on October 22.
  • Anaheim shooting: 2 cops on leave, 1 dead, 5 arrested

    07/23/2012 11:07:07 PM PDT · by Pelham · 35 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 23, 2012 | Sonya Quick
    A gunman who opened fire on an officer at the end of a stolen-car pursuit was killed in Anaheim's second fatal officer-involved shooting in two days, authorities said The shooting climaxed an incident that began around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, when anti-gang officers spotted a known gang member on probation in what they soon determined was a stolen car, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said. They were pursuing the vehicle when the driver lost control on on West Guinida Lane, and two men and a woman bailed. “The officers were in foot pursuit for about a half-block when one male suspect...
  • Would immigration status questions have stopped fatal St. Paul crash? (sanctuary city)

    07/23/2012 7:17:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-22-12 | Mara H. Gottfried
    If witness accounts are true about Carlos Viveros-Colorado's speed before he struck and killed a girl outside a St. Paul high school, it wouldn't be the first time he'd been driving fast. In the year leading up to the accident that killed Clarisse Grime, 16, near Harding High School this month, police stopped Viveros-Colorado three times, citing him for speeding and not having a Minnesota driver's license. Viveros-Colorado, who turns 51 on Sunday, July 22, is in the U.S. illegally for the second time. He was undocumented when convicted of DWI in 2001 and left the country, but he returned...
  • Community in Shock Over Midland Teen Killed in Glasscock County Wreck [by Mexican w/o license]

    07/13/2012 4:16:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    newschannel10 ^ | July 4, 2012 | Jen Kastner
    ODESSA- Midlanders are mourning the loss of 18-year-old Jacob Power. He recently graduated from Lee High School. Power and 29-year-old Bryan McBride were killed in a wreck on Tuesday night in Glasscock County. Glasscock County Sheriff Keith Burnett tells NewsWest 9 a dump truck, driven by Ruben Garces, ran a stop sign at FM 2401 and slammed into a pickup on FM 1357. We're told the impact was so hard, the pickup ended up underneath the dump truck. Power and McBride were inside the pickup during the collision. Both young men died. Power played football at Lee High School....
  • North Texas Mom Killed In Wrong-Way Collision [by drunk illegal alien]

    06/18/2012 10:55:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    CBS (DFW) ^ | June 17, 2012 | news
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Maria Vasquez had just dropped off her nearly 2-year-old son with her father and headed to work. The 33-year-old did not make it far. The Dallas County Sheriff’s office said, around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, 21-year-old Santiago Morin-Gonzalez drove a white Ford F-150 the wrong way down northbound Interstate-35E and crashed into oncoming traffic. Vasquez was in a car, caught between two others in the wreckage. Rescue crews were able to free her, but Vasquez’s parents said that, by the time they reached Parkland Memorial Hospital, she had died. “They’re taking it very hard. It’s a loss,...
  • Eduardo Alementa Torres [illegal alien]: Arrested for 6th DUI in Massachusetts

    05/25/2012 5:01:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 19, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Milford police arrested Tigoberto Orellano-Alonso, 25, after he was witnessed driving erratically on South Bow Street. The Mexican national was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol as well as driving without a license. . . According to a police report, Orellano-Alonso led the arresting officer on a short chase and failed to fully cooperate when stopped. An open container of alcohol was also observed inside the vehicle. . . In light of several recent incidents, it would seem that Massachusetts’ roads have become very dangerous . . Denice was hit and dragged close to a...
  • MS-13 gang member yelled 'the beast has eaten!' after murder of man he mistook for a Blood: witness

    03/05/2011 7:35:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, March 4th 2011, 10:41 AM | John Marzulli
    Julio Chavez is charged with emptying his revolver into Maurice Parker on May 18, 2007, in Flushing. Chavez then hopped into a SUV, flashed gang signs and yelled in Spanish, former MS-13 gang member Jose Molina said in Brooklyn Federal Court. " 'Yeah, homie, that's how you're supposed to do it,'" Chavez said, according to Molina. "'You see the blood coming out of his head?'" Molina said Chavez then uttered, "The beast has eaten!" Assistant U.S. Attorney Ali Kazemi asked the witness to translate the meaning of Chavez's rant. "That he had just given a soul to the devil," Molina...
  • Illegal pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Iraq war veteran

    03/03/2011 5:23:11 AM PST · by liberalh8ter · 5 replies
    WPTV.com ^ | 2/28/11 | Marci Gonzalez
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - "He ran over my son. He hit him and then he said he felt the impact and he ran over my son. He didn't even stop,” cried Tricia Perez just after the man accused in the hit and run accident that claimed her son’s life stood before a judge. Sergio Herrera Pena pleaded guilty to driving without a license and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Investigators say he was in the U.S. illegally when he hit, then ran over 28-year-old Iraq War veteran Joseph Williams on Boynton Beach Road. in February of 2010....
  • Wife's rage boils over at accused spouse (Illegal alien alert )

    02/25/2011 1:12:59 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 7 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | 02/25/2011 | Thomas J. Prohaska and Nancy A. Fischer
    ALBION — Before her husband was brought into Town Court here Thursday afternoon to answer a charge that he murdered her sister last month, Kimberly Cardenas told reporters, "I want to jump on him and strangle him." She wasn't kidding. After Carlos A. Cardenas was taken out of court following a two-minute arraignment, Kimberly Cardenas bolted from the chamber, ran out of Town Hall and sprinted to confront her husband as sheriff's deputies led him away. Officers and friends restrained Kimberly Cardenas as she screamed at her husband, who told investigators that he stashed his sister-in-law's body in his basement...
  • Deportation raises questions for Grassley gun investigation(gunwalker)

    02/19/2011 4:45:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 February, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Three illegal aliens will not face charges in connection with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry,” KOLD CBS News 13 reports, citing a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Phoenix: "Based upon an extensive investigation conducted to date, there is no evidence tying these three individuals to the shooting of Border Patrol (BP) Agent Brian Terry. The goal of the ongoing FBI-lead Joint Investigation into that shooting is to achieve justice for BP Agent Terry, and bring criminal charges against those responsible for this murder. We continue to devote significant resources and manpower to this investigation....
  • ICE agent killed another wounded

    02/16/2011 11:07:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 16, 2011 | ANE SCHILLER, DUDLEY ALTHAUS, SUSAN CARROLL and STEWART POWELL
    MEXICO CITY — Two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were shot Tuesday afternoon, one fatally, in an apparent assault on a highway near the northern Mexican city of San Luis Potosi as they drove a sport utility vehicle with diplomatic license plates. The slain agent was Brownsville native Jaime Zapata, who was on assignment from the office in Laredo, where he served on the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit as well as the Border Enforcement Security Task Force. The wounded ICE agent was taken to Ben Taub Hospital, in Houston, said U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a member of the...
  • 2 US immigration agents shot in Mexico

    02/15/2011 4:07:59 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 15, 2011 | Associated Press Katherine Corcoran, Associated Press
    MEXICO CITY – Two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were shot Tuesday afternoon in the line of duty in Mexico, according to an ICE statement.
  • Latino gang hitmen guilty in local killing

    02/12/2011 8:19:19 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    The State ^ | Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 | CLIF LeBLANC
    Two members of a notorious Central American gang face life in federal prison in a murder-for-hire scheme cooked up over bad blood in Honduras that ended in gunfire in West Columbia, a prosecutor said Friday. Josue Benitez, 22, and Martin Teran, 36, were convicted Thursday after a three-week trial of a hit on Jorge Ramos, U.S. prosecutor Jay Richardson said. Ramos was gunned down while he worked on his car Nov. 2, 2008, in Hendrix Mobile Home Park on Leaphart Road. The MS-13 gang members drove from Houston to South Carolina to carry out the contract killing, Richardson said. Jurors...
  • Man charged with 1st-degree murder in Va. crimes

    02/11/2011 9:11:40 AM PST · by La Lydia · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 11, 2011
    MANASSAS, Va. — Authorities say a 37-year-old man has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder following a series of shootings in a Virginia suburb of Washington. Manassas Police Chief Doug Keen says Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro is an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who was ordered deported a decade ago but never left...Two people were fatally shot and two others were hurt about 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Georgetown South neighborhood of Manassas, city police spokesman Sgt. Tim Neumann said. About 20 minutes later, police were called to another home about a quarter-mile away where one person had...
  • Two U.S. boys among three teenagers shot dead in hail of bullets at Mexico car dealership

    02/08/2011 8:09:33 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 8, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    * Victims join growing list of American citizens shot dead in Mexico * Killings will intensify debate over how to combat violence across U.S. border Two American schoolboys were among three teenagers gunned down as they looked at cars in a dealership in Ciudad Juarez on the Mexican border. The trio were killed in a hail of bullets in the city which lies just across the border from El Paso, Texas. The brutal killings are the latest in a growing toll of innocent American citizens killed in Mexico and are likely to heighten fears over the spiralling violence across the...
  • Man tied to slain ND family held by immigration

    02/03/2011 11:58:56 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 3, 2011 | JAMES MacPHERSON
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Somali man who had a child with a North Dakota woman found dead last week has been interviewed as a "person of interest" in her death and the deaths of three others and is being held by U.S. immigration officials, officials said Thursday. Omar Mohamed Kalmio is the father of an infant girl found alive last week in the Minot apartment of 19-year-old Sabrina Zephier, who was found dead Friday, Minot Police Chief Jeff Balentine told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  • Three Illegal Immigrants Accused in Death of U.S. Teen Moved to Arizona Jail

    02/01/2011 1:57:57 PM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 1, 2011
    Three Mexican men who turned themselves in to authorities in connection with the 2009 murder of an American teenage girl have been transported to an Arizona jail, authorities said. Officials from the Tucson Police Department said 20-year-old Orel Vasquez, 26-year-old Christian Betza Vasquez and 29-year-old Juan Carlos Leon were taken to the Pima County Jail on Monday, two days after they surrendered to authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz. Authorities have said the men are accused of breaking into a Tucson home in August 2009...The men later realized they had entered the wrong house and fled before trying...
  • Three Illegal Immigrants Accused in Death of American Teen Surrender in Arizona

    01/30/2011 7:39:47 AM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/2011 | fox news
    Three Mexican men who were wanted for the murder of an American teenager have turned themselves in at an Arizona border crossing point, Reuters reports. U.S. officers tell Reuters that Orel Vasquez, 20, Christian Vasquez, 26, and Juan Leon, 29, turned themselves in
  • Feds: Gang members killed LI mom, toddler

    01/27/2011 8:35:44 PM PST · by jdfromny · 32 replies
    newsday.com ^ | 1/27/11 | ROBERT E. KESSLER
    A 2-year-old boy watched his mother get shot to death by MS-13 gang members in a wooded section of Central Islip last year before one of them turned the gun on the crying toddler, killing him, according to federal court papers. The mother, Vanessa Argueta, 19, had taken her young son, Diego Torres, with her on what she thought was a dinner date last February because she didn't have a baby-sitter, the court papers said. Among those who took part in the execution-style killings, according to the federal documents, was the mother's former boyfriend. The account of the killings is...
  • [South Texas:]U.S. missionary dies from gunshot after crossing to U.S. from Mexico

    01/26/2011 3:30:44 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies
    The Monitor ^ | January 26, 2011 | Jared Taylor
    PHARR — A woman died after she suffered a gunshot wound to the head in Mexico earlier today. The woman, identified as Nancy Davis, 59, was rushed to the hospital after she showed up at the Pharr point of entry with a gunshot wound late Wednesday morning. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers encountered Davis and her husband, Sam, both U.S. citizens. Only Nancy Davis had suffered at least one gunshot wound to the head. She was transported to an area hospital via ambulance. "She arrived at the Pharr point of entry and emergency procedures took over and she was...
  • DPS arrests driver accused of killing baby, mother and fleeing

    01/17/2011 7:35:18 AM PST · by Bearshouse · 39 replies
    KFDM News ^ | 1/17/2011 | Ashley Gaston
    BEVIL OAKS - 3 p.m. update - The Texas Department of Public Safety says a man has been arrested on charges of causing a collision that killed a baby and his mother. DPS Sergeant Chuck Havard said troopers found 38 year old Ines Legarda-Quezada, 38, of Sour Lake, at a residence in Winnie at about 3 p.m. Sunday. Havard said doctors are checking out Legarda at Winnie Community Hospital because he was injured in the collision that killed the baby and mother. He'll be taken to jail on a charge of Manslaughter. Bond is set at $750,000. Legarda-Quezada is accused...
  • Wrong-Way Driver's Victim Laid to Rest, Suspect Transferred to Jail

    01/07/2011 5:07:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WTMJ ^ | January 6, 2011 | Tom Murray with Jay Sorgi
    MILWAUKEE - An alleged wrong way drunk driver accused of killing a 34-year-old mother has made an appearance in court after being released from the hospital. 41-year-old Leopoldo Salas-Gayton spent Friday morning in the Milwaukee County Jail after having cash bond set at $200,000.
  • Woman Injured by Illegal Immigrant Speaks Out

    01/07/2011 2:43:36 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Todays TMJ4 ^ | Story Updated: Jan 6, 2011 | Heather Shannon
    MILWAUKEE - The man who drove the wrong way on New Year's Day at 7:15 a.m. was charged Wednesday. Leopoldo Salas Gaytan, 41, of Milwaukee, faces 25 years behind bars for hitting two cars and killing a woman while driving drunk. His blood alcohol level was .145, nearly twice the legal limit. "I have been in shock. Here I was able to walk away and someone else loses their life," Susan Roedel said. Roedel was driving home from her third shift job New Year's Day when Salas Gaytan is accused of plowing in to her. She survived, but the woman...
  • Feds confirm fifth man in custody in border agent's killing

    01/05/2011 10:52:51 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star |
    A fifth man is in custody in connection with the Dec. 14 fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent Brian Terry near Nogales, the U.S. Marshals office has confirmed.
  • Hartford Double Homicide Suspect Captured After Wild Police Chase (Ferality Alert)

    01/02/2011 5:20:05 AM PST · by raybbr · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Courant.com ^ | 1-2-2011 | DAVID OWENS
    HARTFORD — A suspect in a double homicide Saturday morning led about a dozen Hartford and state police vehicles on a wild chase late in the afternoon that raced over I-84 into East Hartford, doubled back through the city and ended when the suspect's car engine apparently blew out in West Hartford. Hartford police Saturday night identified the suspect as Jose Medina, 20, of West Hartford. Medina sped into the parking lot of the Prospect Shopping Plaza just off the Prospect/Oakwood exit of I-84, jumped out of the car and ran into the Rainbow clothing store, police said. Pursuing officers...
  • Illegal Immigrant Charged With Killing Wife While Free on Bail, Awaiting ...

    12/28/2010 6:48:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies · 4+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 28, 2010 | FoxNews.com
    An illegal immigrant killed his teenage wife in New York while he was free on bail awaiting deportation, police say. Paul Amay, 25, is charged with second degree murder for allegedly strangling his 19-year-old wife Graciela "Gloria" Zhingri Amay outside her parents' Lake Secor home, then dragging her into the house and repeatedly stabbing her in the chest, the Journal News reported. Zhingri's body was discovered about 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve. Amay was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement in March after he’d served four months of a six-month sentence for driving with a blood-alcohol level more than...
  • Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot after he encountered several suspects in southern Arizona, officials announced Wednesday. Agent Brian Terry was killed late Tuesday near Rio Rico, Ariz., according to a statement released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. At least four suspects are in custody and another is still being pursued.
  • Illegal alien beats 4-year-old to death in Arizona

    12/07/2010 3:11:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 51 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 7th, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    On Sunday, a 4-year-old Mesa boy died at Phoenix Children’s Hospital from massive head trauma. On Friday, his mother left him with her boyfriend, Jorge Busso, 23, when she returned from work, she found the toddler lying in his bed, unresponsive. Detective Steve Berry with the Mesa Police Department said that Busso became enraged after realizing the child had soiled himself. He then allegedly shoved the boy into a corner and whipped him mercilessly with a belt. The police report reads: “The defendant said (he) first spanked him with his hand against the victim’s clothed buttocks. The defendant continued to...
  • Border agents watch for hit-run suspect

    12/02/2010 5:37:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    WISH ^ | Updated: Thursday, 02 Dec 2010, 8:08 PM EST | Jacqueline Policastro
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Agents along the Mexican border are watching for the man police think killed 16-year-old Megan Ratliff in a hit-and-run accident Saturday night. The teen’s loved ones said goodbye at a funeral Thursday afternoon, where they said they want the suspect caught. “I can't breathe without her. I don't want to open my eyes anymore because she is not here. … I want the man that did this caught," Ratliff’s mother told 24-Hour News 8 Reporter Jacqueline Policastro. Classmates and family gathered at the small funeral at the Blessings of Love Ministry around noon on Thursday. The victim’s...
  • Deadly DUI Crash Hanover Commonwealth's Attorney Talks About What Happens Next

    11/29/2010 2:38:30 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    WTVR ^ | November 29, 2010 | Catie Beck
    HANOVER COUNTY — A small roadside memorial marks the location of a deadly crash that claimed the life of 23-year-old Casey Bohr. "It's a tragedy, it's a DUI fatality and that by itself is tragic this time of year," says Hanover Commonwealth's Attorney Trip Chalkley. Tuesday morning, the suspected drunk driver will appear before a Hanover judge. Prosecutors say Feliciano Suarez is an illegal immigrant and is therefore a flight risk. They plan to oppose bond at the hearing. Chalkley says, " Prosecutors are preparing a list of previous committed other crimes under different names in Central Virginia. We know...
  • AP, ABCNews.com Omit Convicted Killer's Illegal Immigration Status, MS-13 Gang Membership

    11/22/2010 11:57:28 AM PST · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 22, 2010 | Ken Shepherd
    "Salvadoran Immigrant Ingmar Guandique Found Guilty of Murdering D.C. Intern Chandra Levy [12:45 p.m. ET]" That was the breaking news headline that was blasted to my inbox from ABCNews.com regarding today's murder conviction of the suspect in the 2001 murder of the former congressional intern for then-Rep. Gary Condit (D). In the Associated Press story by Matthew Barakat at the ABCNews.com website, there is no mention of the fact that Guandique is an illegal immigrant nor of the fact that he is involved in the ruthless gang Mara Salvatrucha, more commonly known as MS-13. This despite the fact that numerous...
  • Driver who killed 5 in Calif crash freed from jail

    11/16/2010 3:44:30 PM PST · by opentalk · 93 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 15, 2010 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO — A suspected drunken driver who killed five people when his car slammed into a group of motorcyclists has been released from custody in Southern California.The California Highway Patrol says Carlos Bobadilla of Mexicali, Mexico, was freed Sunday but could still face drunken driving charges when blood tests come back.
  • Four Americans Killed in Separate Attacks in Border City, Mexican Authorities Say

    11/02/2010 7:14:47 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/1/10
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Four U.S. citizens were shot to death in separate attacks in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexican authorities said Monday. Chihuahua state prosecutors' spokesman Arturo Sandoval said Edgar Lopez, 35, of El Paso, Texas, was killed Sunday along with two Mexican men when gunmen opened fire on a group standing outside a house. On Saturday, a 26-year-old U.S. woman and an American boy were slain shortly after crossing an international bridge from El Paso. Giovanna Herrera and Luis Araiza, 15, were shot to death along with a Mexican man traveling with them just after 11...
  • Americans on a deadly pace in Mexico

    10/09/2010 8:37:07 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Saturday, October 9, 2010 | LISE OLSEN
    With 48 slain in first 6 months of 2010, 2009 toll of 80 may be exceededForty-eight Americans were killed in Mexico during the first six months of 2010 — a deadly pace that appears likely to exceed any previous year of homicides on record, according to the Houston Chronicle's analysis of the U.S. State Department's death registry. The tally doesn't include two Texans reported killed Sept. 30 in separate incidents in isolated areas of Tamaulipas, where the terrorist group known as the Zetas has been warring with their Gulf Cartel rivals in communities all along the Southeast Texas border. A...
  • Texas sheriff on Jet Skier: 'All we want ... is a body'

    10/08/2010 7:48:37 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 130 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 10/08/2010 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    ZAPATA — A Texas border sheriff on Thursday said he was calling directly on Zeta operatives to simply produce the body of a missing U.S. citizen believed shot and killed last week by drug gangs on Falcon Lake reservoir. “All we want on this side is a body,” Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez said at a news conference here attended by three congressmen and a host of other U.S. officials. Gonzalez said he had made his entreaty privately through channels he could not disclose, but that now he was making his request public so the Zetas — an assassination hit...
  • Texas College Student Shot and Killed in Mexico

    10/07/2010 11:27:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 30 replies
    FOX NEWS.com (BROWNSVILLE HERALD) ^ | Published October 07, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A Texas college student was shot and killed in Mexico after the bus he was riding on was hijacked by suspected members of a Mexican drug cartel, The Brownsville Herald reports. Jonathan William Torres, an 18-year-old college freshman at the University of Texas at Brownsville, was killed Sept. 30 in Matamoros -- just outside Ciudad Mante in the southern part of Tamaulipas -- a university spokeswoman told the newspaper. Torres was reportedly on his way to visit family when his bus was allegedly ambushed by members of Mexican organized crime."
  • Wife, Mom Call on Obama to Intervene in Search for Body of 'Victim' in Alleged Mexican Pirate Attack

    10/05/2010 1:30:19 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 141 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2010
    The wife and mother of an American allegedly shot to death by Mexican pirates on a border lake in Texas are angrily demanding that Mexican authorities allow U.S. investigators to join the search for a body -- and stop questioning whether the attack ever happened. Search teams scouring the U.S. side of Falcon Lake have turned up no sign of David Michael Hartley, 30, five days after his wife said he was shot in the head by Mexican bandits marauding on the U.S.-Mexican border lake. Tiffany Hartley, 29, accused Mexican authorities Tuesday of "not looking" for her husband's body and...
  • Man accused of killing man with baseball bat still on the loose (Illegal)

    10/05/2010 8:43:56 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/05/2010 | Alexis Stevens
    Marietta police are looking for a man accused of beating a 27-year-old man to death with a baseball bat during a robbery. Boydrick Powell was killed during a robbery inside his Franklin Road apartment sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. Sept. 18, said Officer Jennifer Murphy with Marietta police. Within a few hours, arrest warrants were issued for Jesus Hernandez-Perez, 28, and Jose Marcelino Badillo-Pacheco, 21, both of Marietta, Murphy said. Hernandez-Perez was arrested two days later and booked into the Cobb County jail, where he is being held without bond and on an immigration hold. But Badillo-Pacheco, aka “Gordo,”...
  • VIDEO: Mexican Drug Cartel Gunmen Shoot At U.S. Couple On Falcon Lake, TX; Husband Feared Dead

    10/01/2010 6:57:25 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 38 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 10/01/10 | Friends of Ours
    On Falcon Lake in Zapata County, TX two boatloads of Mexican drug cartel gunmen shot at an American wife and husband as they were riding jet skis, and the man is presumed dead as reported by Lynn Brezosky for San Antonio Express-News. Zapata County Sheriff Sigifrido Gonzalez Jr "says this is his worst nightmare" as reported by Eddie Flores for KRGV: "The one thing I dread on Falcon Lake has happened. The lake is not secure and the border is not secure. We can't go to Mexico, we can't recover the body. We can't investigate, we have to tell the...
  • Suspect eyed as illegal immigrant

    09/08/2010 9:13:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 8, 2010 | Marie Szanislzlo
    One of two men arrested in Monday’s shooting at a packed Lawrence nightclub told police there was an “arrest of alien” warrant out for him when the two allegedly gunned down four people during an apparent birthday party, killing one of them. It is unclear whether U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was aware that Fernando Guerrero Lara was a suspected illegal alien when he and Johan Saintclair allegedly walked into La Guira Restaurant shortly after midnight and opened fire. A “detainer has been placed on Fernando Guerrero-Lara,” said ICE spokesman Harold Ort, “and we are aware of Johan Manuel Saint...
  • Mexico soldier says slain US man fired at army

    08/23/2010 1:45:40 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | August 23, 2010 | SERGIO FLORES and ALEXANDRA OLSON
    ACAPULCO, Mexico — A Mexican soldier said that a U.S. citizen attacked an army convoy and was killed when troops shot him in self-defense outside the resort city of Acapulco, a police official said. The man's father said Monday that he found it hard to believe. An army lieutenant told police that Joseph Proctor opened fire on a military convoy with an AR-15 rifle, forcing the soldiers to shoot back, said Domingo Olea, a police investigator in the western state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located. Olea provided no further details on Proctor, who was found dead in his car...
  • Teen's suspected killer beaten in jail

    08/16/2010 1:33:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/16/10 | Paige Hewitt
    A Harris County jail inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge allegedly beat a young illegal immigrant accused of robbing and fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back as she was walking home on Aug. 6. Melvin Alvarado, 22, one of two men charged with capital murder in the death of Shatavia Anderson, was beaten Thursday evening, sustaining serious enough injuries to be hospitalized and receive stitches, said Alan Bernstein, of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Accused in Alvarado's beating is Robert Williams, 38, Bernstein said.
  • After My Daughter's Death -- A Father's View of the Immigration Debate

    08/15/2010 12:43:13 PM PDT · by AuntB · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 11, 2010 | Ray Tranchant
    My 16-year-old daughter, Tessa, was killed by an illegal immigrant three years ago while sitting at a stop light. Her friend Ali Kunhardt, 17, also perished instantly. The explosion was so loud witnesses said it sounded like a bomb going off, hit from behind going more than 70 mph. They were tiny, skinny little girls stuffed somewhere in the floorboards when the police and EMT crew arrived. Alfredo Ramos, a previous DUI offender and alcoholic, seemed invisible in a system that was good at looking the other way. Virginia Beach and Chesapeake were being accused of being “sanctuary cities” as...