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Previously deported Mexican national to stand trial for two-state murder spree

May 16, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Previously deported Mexican national to stand trial for two-state murder spree

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A Mexican national previously deported multiple times who was released from prison due to a government processing error will go on trial in Missouri for the murders of five people.

Montgomery County Associate Circuit Judge Kelly Broniec set an arraignment date for June 1, in the capital murder case of Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, who was held in custody this week in Missouri.

Serrano-Vitorino stands accused of killing five people during a two-state rampage back in March, Breitbart News reported.

Authorities said Serrano-Victorino allegedly gunned down four people in Kansas City, Kansas, then traveled to Missouri the following day where he murdered a fifth victim back in March.

In September 2015, the suspect was being held by a Municipal Court in Overland, Kansas, when he became the subject of a detention order from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after fingerprints analysis triggered an alert.

However, instead of sending the order requesting Serrano-Victorino remain in custody to the court, ICE officials sent the detention notice to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and he was subsequently released.

Serrano-Vitorino entered the U.S. illegally in 1993 and was deported in 2004 for criminal convictions in April 2004. That same month he was captured re-entering the U.S. and returned to Mexico only to return again in 2007.

ICE officials missed another opportunity to remove Serrano-Vitorino after he was arrested in Kansas on charges of domestic battery. The Sheriff’s office requested information about the man from ICE.

However, The agency responsible for enforcing immigration laws failed to respond and he was released from the county’s jail, the Daily Mail reported.

In a letter to the Obama Administration, outraged Congressional leaders demanded answers as to how immigration officials failed to hold Serrano Victorino, a known convicted felon.

The letter read: “Serrano-Vitorino was arrested numerous times charged for crimes, including a battery of a spouse along with a subsequent felony conviction for communicating a threat with intent to terrorize. Additionally, he was accused of communicating a threat with intent to terrorize; reportedly based on his threat to kill his wife with a rifle, for which he served two years of incarceration. He also has arrests for driving under the influence, which resulted in one conviction; a conviction for domestic battery, and multiple driving without a license offenses.”

Missouri Prosecutors in will seek the death penalty for Serrano Vitorino in the murder case.

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