Police in Texas have arrested Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas for allegedly murdering a woman in the United States, the Associated Press reported. It has since emerged that the man is reportedly an illegal immigrant who was recently released by U.S. authorities with only a “notice to appear” form before he committed the alleged crimes.

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Breitbart Texas’ Brandon Darby, citing anonymous U.S. Border Patrol sources, reported that Monterroso-Navas was processed in the Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, on June 26. The Border Patrol source reportedly provided the illegal immigrant’s registration number — 202027386 — and “event number” connected to his apprehension, which is reportedly MCS14061487.

An additional U.S. Border Patrol source reportedly confirmed to Breitbart Texas that Monterroso-Navas, 43, was apprehended in June along with two children he argued were his kids. The Associated Press identified the illegal immigrant as a “suburban New Orleans man.” He reportedly told authorities he has family in Metairie, Louisiana.

The AP did not mention that the man is an illegal immigrant.

Monterroso-Navas faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of his girlfriend, who was found viciously bludgeoned in her New Orleans apartment over the weekend. The woman, identified as 24-year-old Heidi Monroy, was reportedly the mother of a 2-year-old who was with Monterroso-Navas, a Honduran, during his arrest.

Jefferson Parish sheriff’s Col. John Fortunato told the AP that the suspect was arrested early Monday with his three children in a trailer park in Katy, Texas.

Police responded to the murder scene after Monroy’s two other children, ages 5 and 8, asked neighbors for help at around 3:35 a.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived, they reportedly found the woman unconscious with head wounds. She died in her apartment.

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