REPORT: 3 of the 5 Illegals Charged With Stabbing a 16-Year-Old to Death Came In As Unaccompanied Minors

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It turns out three out of five MS-13 gang members arrested in connection with a grisly murder in Prince George’s County, Maryland had come into the country as unaccompanied minors and been released into the United States.

The suspects - Jose Ordonez-Zometa, 29; Jonathan Castillo Rivera, 20; Kevin Rodriguez Flores, 18; Cristhian Martinez Ramirez, 16; and Jose Hernandez-Garcia, 25 – have been charged with first-degree murder after police say they stabbed 16-year-old Jacson Pineda-Chicas, a high school student and fellow gang member, more than 100 times before dumping his body beside a Virginia road and setting it on fire.

Now, according to the Conservative Review, immigration officials have revealed all five murder suspects were in the country illegally, including three who’d been processed as unaccompanied minors before being released to “sponsors” in the United States by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. 

All five reportedly lived in Fairfax County, Virginia, a suburb of D.C. known for its heavy – and growing – MS-13 presence.

ICE stated, per CR:

Cristhian Martinez Ramirez entered the United States on an unknown date at an unknown location, and was encountered by the U.S. Border Patrol on May 18, 2016. Border Patrol identified Martinez as an unaccompanied minor and he was transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Martinez was released to a family member in Virginia on June 16, 2016. On March 11, Martinez was arrested by local law enforcement officers in Stafford County for murder.

Jonathan Castillo Rivera entered the United States on an unknown date at an unknown location, and was encountered by the U.S. Border Patrol on Feb. 6, 2016. Border Patrol identified Castillo as an unaccompanied minor and he was transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Castillo was released to a family member in Virginia on Feb. 19, 2016. On March 12, Castillo was arrested by local law enforcement officers in Stafford County for murder.

Kevin Rodriguez Flores entered the United States on an unknown date at an unknown location, and was encountered by the U.S. Border Patrol on June 27, 2016. Border Patrol identified Rodriguez as an unaccompanied minor and he was transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Rodriguez was released to a family member in New Jersey on July 15, 2016. ICE officers arrested Rodriguez on March 12 and transferred custody to Stafford County based on an outstanding warrant for murder. At that time, ICE lodged a detainer with the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

The other two suspects, Jose Ordonez-Zometa and Jose Hernandez-Garcia, reportedly arrived in the U.S. at “unknown times.” All five were citizens of El Salvador.

The disturbing, yet not at all shocking, revelation comes just as U.S. Customs and Border Protection is warning of a massive uptick in the number of family units and unaccompanied children streaming across the U.S. border unlawfully. As I reported for MRCTV just yesterday, between October and January alone, the federal government released more than 18,300 illegal alien children to sponsors, usually family members also living illegally in the U.S.

MRC Merch

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