News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Fri. Jan. 10, 2013: A Dominican Republic national and a Mexican migrant were both deported this week for murder.
Pedro Felipe Rosario, 35, of the DR was transported via an ICE Air Operations flight and turned over to immigration officials in Santo Domingo. He was convicted of murder if the Dominican Republic
Rosario first entered the United States in 1990 as a lawful permanent resident. Court records show, in April 2005, he was convicted in Alaska of conspiracy to possess and distribute a controlled substance and sentenced to 63 months in prison.
Due to his criminal conviction, a deportation judge subsequently ordered him removed to his place of birth.
In 2009, Rosario was apprehended and convicted of illegal re-entry of a deported alien previously convicted of an aggravated felony and sentenced to 27 months in prison.
Mexican national Mario Alberto Hernandez-Huerta, 32, a murder suspect, was captured in Petaluma four days ago and turned over Tuesday to Mexican law enforcement personnel at the San Ysidro border crossing by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Hernandez-Huerta, was transferred to the custody of representatives from the Mexican Attorney General’s Office. Hernandez-Huerta is wanted in his native country for a fatal shooting that occurred May 28, 2012, in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
According to the Mexican arrest warrant, Hernandez-Huerta allegedly shot the victim, Christian Trujillo Rodriguez, multiple times with a 9mm pistol after the victim threw a rock at the suspect’s residence following a verbal altercation. Mexican authorities say several individuals who witnessed the predawn shooting identified Hernandez-Huerta as the killer.
Hernandez-Huerta’s repatriation to Mexico follows his capture Dec. 27 at a residence in Petaluma by officers with ERO San Francisco’s Fugitive Operations Team. The murder suspect was taken into custody without incident. The arrest occurred after ERO San Francisco was alerted by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office about the outstanding murder warrant. ERO immediately initiated a follow-up investigation and developed information on the suspect’s whereabouts.