Maryland police announced Thursday that a 17-year-old illegal alien has been arrested for the July 2022 murder of 20-year-old Kayla Hamilton.
Hamilton's body was found in a mobile home at the Rancho Estates on E. Inca Street in Aberdeen on July 27.
The Aberdeen Police Department indicated that the victim was autistic and had recently moved to the area from Norfolk, Virginia, with her 22-year-old boyfriend whom police have clarified had nothing to do with the crime.
The Maryland chief medical examiner determined that the cause of death was strangulation.
"The Hamilton family, the community and the police department were distraught because it was a very senseless act," said APD Lt. William Reiber. "Homicides don’t happen often in Aberdeen, so when this happens, people ask why.”
According to the APD, Hamilton's suspected murderer is a criminal noncitizen from El Salvador in the U.S. illegally, whom U.S. Customs and Border Protection have verified is a member of the terroristic gang Malva Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13).
The APD noted the suspect's DNA was compared to evidence recovered at the crime scene by the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division. The test results were evidently more than enough to secure an arrest warrant for first degree murder.
On Jan. 15, the criminal noncitizen was arrested in Edgewood, Maryland.
The illegal alien believed responsible for Hamilton's death is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center. He has reportedly been charged with first- and second-degree murder, a third-degree sex offense, robbery, assault and theft.
Reiber said the criminal noncitizen's arrest helped ensure that Kayla "just wasn’t a number ... That this meant something."
Hamilton's mother, Tammy Nobles, told CBS, "I'm her mother, I’m supposed to be there to protect her, but you can’t protect your kids when they’re adults. ... But, I just feel responsible. I was supposed to keep her safe.”
The job of keeping Americans safe is made more difficult by the ease with which foreign criminals can steal into the nation.
ICE indicated that so far this fiscal year, over 717,660 illegal aliens have stolen across the border. Over four million illegal aliens were encountered at the border in the previous two fiscal years.
Over 12,000 criminal noncitizens were arrested last year on suspicion of having committed various serious crimes. 62 were convicted for murder and over 365 were convicted for sexual offenses.
In fiscal year 2021, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations arrested "12,025 individuals with aggravated felony convictions. Offenses associated with noncitizens arrested in FY 2021 included 1,506 homicide related offenses, 3,415 sexual assaults, 19,549 assaults, 2,717 robberies and 1,063 kidnappings."
ICE recently announced that they had apprehended twice-deported MS-13 gangster Herberth Bonilla-Garcia, on El Salvador's top 100 list of most-wanted criminals, in Virginia on Dec. 1.
Next week, MS-13 gangster Kareem Ernesto Leiva, 37, will be tried next week for torturing a little boy in California in a horrific fashion before allegedly slaying the 10-year-old. Leiva, similarly in the U.S. illegally, was also accused of battering women and stabbing a fellow inmate while in jail.
The Department of Justice stated on Dec. 19 that Ms-13, "one of the largest street gangs in the United States, is a national and international gang composed primarily of immigrants or descendants from El Salvador and other central American countries."
MS-13 has "mottos consistent with its rules, beliefs, expectations, and reputation including 'mata, viola, controla,' which translates as, 'kill, rape, control,' and 'ver, oir y callar,' which means, 'see nothing, hear nothing and say nothing," the DOJ reported. "One of the principal rules of MS-13 is that its members must attack and kill rivals, often referred to as 'chavalas,' whenever possible."
Editor's note: This article has been corrected to state that the suspect has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, not first- and second-degree rape.
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