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ICE: Suspect in fatal baseball bat attacks on L.A. homeless was deported six times

September 27, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
ICE: Suspect in fatal baseball bat attacks on L.A. homeless was deported six times

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Ramon Escobar, who is accused in the fatal baseball bat attacks on LA homeless was deported 6 times: ICE

The man who officials allege was responsible for a series of horrific baseball bat attacks on homeless men in Southern California that left killed three people and several more in critical condition had been deported on six different occasions, federal immigration officials said in a statement.

Ramon Escobar, 47, a Salvadoran national, was taken into custody on Monday after he attacked a homeless man in Santa Monica. He has been charged in connection to three slayings and four attempted murders this month, according to ABC 7.

Authorities allege that Escobar– who is believed to be homeless–used a bat and bolt cutters to beat the seven men. A bat was found in Escobar’s car, along with two bolt cutters at the scene of an attack in Santa Monica.

Photos show Ramon Escobar and his relatives, who went missing in Texas.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed Escobar was deported from the United States six times between 1997 and 2011. After he came back to the U.S. illegally, he was awarded an appeal of his immigration case in 2016 and was released from custody.

“After illegally reentering the U.S., Alberto-Escobar filed an appeal of his case with the Board of Immigration Appeals in 2016, which the courts granted in December 2016,” ICE announced in a statement. “ICE released him on an Order of Supervision in 2017 pursuant to the court’s decision.”

ICE has filed a detainer to arrest Escobar if he is freed.

Officials said robbery seems to be the motive for a majority of the incidents.

Escobar has also been tied to the disappearances of two relatives in Houston, Texas, in August. He fled to Los Angeles quickly after he was interviewed about the case.

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