Illegal accused of killing 5 in Kansas had been deported but returned, again illegally
Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino is accused of murdering four men on March 7th at his neighbor’s home in Kansas City, Kan. He was also wanted for the shooting death of a fifth man in another county.
Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed that Serrano-Vitorino was in the U.S. illegally, and had previously entered the U.S. illegally before 2004. He was deported back to Mexico in 2004 but had re-entered the U.S. again--again illegally.
According to Kansas authorities he was being held at the Overland Park, Kansas Municipal Court on Sept. 14. His fingerprinting reportedly generated an ICE detainer, but ICE seems to have sent the detainer to another agency instead of to the Overland Park Municipal Court.”
The Department of Homeland Security said Serrano-Vitorino was released from custody without ICE being notified. This seems to be a deliberate effort to introduce ambiguity to cover their ass: Are they claiming they were never notified that Overland Park had the illegal in jail, or that they weren't notified that Kansas authorities were releasing the guy? The former contradicts the information from Kansas authorities.
ICE later admitted it mistakenly sent the detainer order to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, which didn't have the suspect in custody.
So...alien enters the U.S. illegally, is deported, comes back again and apparently kills 5. If ICE had sent the detainer to the right court he might not have been released.
Well, not right away, at least.
This story will disappear faster than you can say Kate Steinle.
Update: If this had happened during the Bush administration it would be front-page news for a month. But this one won't be--because the media is protecting their Precioussss in the White House.
Hat tip to Jammie Wearing Fool.