An illegal immigrant who was arrested in connection with a stabbing earlier this year was released from custody after paperwork went unfiled — then he allegedly committed a murder.
What are the details?
In March, U.S. Border Patrol arrested Carlos Corrales-Ramirez, 20, of Honduras in Clinton County, New York, for not having documentation, WTEN-TV reported.
Authorities then discovered Corrales-Ramirez also was wanted in connection to a stabbing in Maryland, the station said. The stabbing occurred at a 7-Eleven in February, WRGB-TV reported.
Police in Laurel, Maryland, told WTEN that Corrales-Ramirez later was released from the custody of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office because the state of Maryland failed to obtain a governor’s warrant to extradite him.
Fast-forward a few months later, and police in Troy, New York, are accusing Corrales-Ramirez of fatally stabbing 28-year-old Jairo Jesus Hernandez Sanchez on Sept. 2, WRGB reported, adding that Corrales-Ramirez was indicted for murder Tuesday.
WTEN said Corrales-Ramirez pleaded not guilty and was taken to Rensselaer County Jail.
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Expert speaks out
Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, told the National Desk that Border Patrol in this case was "doing their job, and they apprehended the suspect and identified him with two things: One, he was in the country illegally; two, he had ... a warrant out of Maryland for a violent stabbing."
Morgan added to the outlet that Border Patrol "turned him over to the state police, local authorities, who then detained that individual in the Clinton County Jail. In addition to that, ICE — as they're supposed to do — placed a detainer on this individual because he was here in the country illegally. And then ... Maryland never filed the paperwork to extradite the subject back to Maryland."
Morgan went on to explain to the National Desk that ICE dropped the detainer on Corrales-Ramirez over restrictions that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has placed on ICE.
"And the county judge in Clinton after a few months said, 'Hey, look, nobody wants him; ICE dropped the detainer.' They let him go, and what did he do after he was released? He stabbed and killed another person," Morgan added to the National Desk.
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