‘See No Evil’ … Investigation Discovery Channel Premieres Tonight with Episode on the 2007 Abduction & Murder of Overland Park Teenager Kelsey Smith (VIDEO)
NEW TRUE CRIME SHOW SPOTLIGHTS THE 2007 ABDUCTION AND MURDER OF OVERLAND PARK TEEN KELSEY SMITH …
As reported at the Kansas City Star, comes a new true crime show that premiered tonight with an episode of an abduction and murder that we covered in 2007, the disappearance and death of Overland Park, Kansas teen Kelsey Smith. Edwin R. Hall was later charged with the 1st degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in the murder of 18 year old Kelsey Smith. Hall would later plead guilty to the kidnapping, raping, sodomizing and murder of Kelsey Smith. How fitting the true crime episodes name is ‘See No Evil’ as discussed here on Scared Monkeys.
Kelsey Smith – Rest in Peace
A new true crime show premieres Tuesday night with an episode centered on the abduction and murder of Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith.
“See No Evil,” which focuses on surveillance video footage that helps solve crimes, premiers at 9 p.m. on the Investigation Discovery channel.
Kelsey Smith went shopping on June 2, 2007, at a Target store in Overland Park. She never made it home. She was found dead four days later in Jackson County.
Looks like an interesting new show. Check it out.
Only the Camera Knows the Truth
It Looked Like An Ordinary Shopping Trip
Vanderbilt University Rape Case: Cory Batey & Brandon Vandenburg Found Guilty of 16 Felonies, Including Aggravated Rape
TWO DOWN, TWO TO GO …
Former Vanderbilt University football players, 21 year old Brandon Vandenburg and 20 year old Cory Batey have been found guilty of 16 felonies, including several for aggravated rape in the sexual assault of a female student in a Vanderbilt dorm in June 2013. It took the jury just three hours to return guilty on all charges for both Batey and Vandenburg. Both individuals were convicted of four counts of aggravated rape, one count of attempted aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. The trial took 12 days, but the jury deliberations took just a little more than 3 hours. The jury had their minds made up when lawyers were giving closing arguments. Their sentencing is scheduled for March 6, 2015.
These two idiots have ruined their lives with their poor and deviant decisions. They had the opportunity to attend Vanderbilt University, one of the best colleges in America and pissed it all away. Actions have consequences.
Look how the two convicted rapists have been polished up by their attorneys for court
Two former Vanderbilt football players were convicted on Tuesday of raping a fellow student in 2013 after a jury rejected claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.
The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing its verdict against the two former players, Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey. Mr. Batey was stoic, staring ahead, and Mr. Vandenburg shook his head no, appearing stunned as the verdict was read. His father had an outburst and abruptly left the courtroom.
The victim, who was a 21-year-old neuroscience and economics major at the time of the attack, cried as each guilty verdict was announced.
Both men were convicted of four counts of aggravated rape, one count of attempted aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. They face decades in prison at their sentencing, scheduled for March 6.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this difficult process. I’m thankful that the criminal justice system will hold the defendants responsible for their violent crimes. The hard work of the law enforcement officers, prosecutors and victims’ advocates who dedicated so many months of their lives to this case has made justice possible.
I want to especially thank detective Jason Mayo, Sgt. Mike Shreeve, Detective Chad Gish, Deputy District Attorney Tom Thurman, Assistant District Attorneys Jan Norman and Roger Moore and victims’ advocates Wanda Swan, Lt. Rochelle Barrios and Teresa Shearon. You are my heroes and I am so proud of and grateful for each of you.
“I am also hopeful that the publicity this case has received will lead to a discussion of how we can end sexual violence on college campuses. Finally, I want to remind other victims of sexual violence: You are not alone. You are not to blame.”
Two other players, Jaborian McKenzie and Brandon Banks, were also accused in the rape. Both have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial.
3 Year Old Owen Collins Missing Since 1/17/15 in Bluffton, IN (Update: Body Found, Three People Arrested: Zachary S. Barnes, Breanna J. Arnold, Unidentified 16 Year Old Boy)
3 year old Owen Collins has been missing since January 17, 2015 in Bluffton, Indiana. Owen was last seen at about 8 pm Saturday at his home when his parents put him to bed. His parents say when they woke up, Owen was gone. The police went to a home in the 500 block of Normandy Drive at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to check on the residents’ welfare and couldn’t find the child. Bluffton Police are currently looking for a missing autistic boy.
Owen Collins – Missing
Police said at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, officers went to a residence in the 500 block of Normandy Drive to do a welfare check. Owen Collins, 3, couldn’t be found inside. Police, firefighters and citizens searched the area, but couldn’t find the boy. Investigators are also interviewing the people inside the home.
Owen is 3 feet 1 inch tall with blonde hair, blue eyes and has a one-inch scar under his left eye. He was last seen wearing dark pants.
UPDATE I: Bluffton Police Searching for Missing Boy.
Police interviewed residents of the home and conducted a search in the area.
According to a 21Alive viewer, Bluffton Police and the fire department used sonar on a pond near the boy’s home, as well as K-9′s, but did not find anything.
Viewers on our 21Alive Facebook page say Owen was last seen around 8 p.m. Saturday at his home when his parents put him to bed. They say the parents woke up and found the boy was gone.
Bluffton police said they’ve recovered a body in a rural Wells County woods believed to be a missing 3-year-old boy.
Just before 8 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Bluffton Police Department and Indiana State Police recovered Owen’s body in the woods in rural Wells County. Bluffton Police Chief Nathan Huss said police were led to the area after interviewing people in Mobile Manor. The spot where the body was found is more than 10 miles away from the home police were called to for the welfare check.
Three people have been arrested in connection to the death. They face the following preliminary charges:
Zachary S. Barnes, 30, Bluffton: neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony; abuse of a corpse, a Level 6 felony
Breanna J. Arnold, 21, Bluffton: neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony;
Unidentified 16-year-old boy, Marion: abuse of a corpse, a Level 6 felony
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Owen, please might be should call the Bluffton Police Department at (260) 824-3320.
35 Year Old Wendy Holland Sentenced to 219 Years in Prison for Sodomy, Sexual Abuse & Incestuous Sex Ring in Molesting Children (VIDEO)
Wendy Holland sentenced to 219 years in prison and it probably wasn’t even enough for her heinous crimes …
On Thursday, 35 year old Wendy Holland was sentenced to 219 years for her role in an incestuous sex ring accused of molesting children for years. Holland was previously convicted of incest, sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture, child endangerment and molestation. Prior to sentencing Judge Jody Bishop stated in the ”Fourteen years I’ve been on the bench, I have never seen a case come as close as bad as this one has been in terms of acts of sexual abuse.” Wendy Holland is the aunt of Brittany Wood who went missing at age 19 in May of 2012 and is now presumed dead. Defendant, William Brownlee, 50, received the maximum sentence of 20 year s for his crimes. This POS was convicted of sodomy and sexual abuse in October 2014. Judge Bishop stated the maximum sentence was not long enough. Agreed!
Holland, one of the leaders of an incestuous sex ring, was sentenced Thursday by a Baldwin County judge to 219 years in prison.
Holland, 35, stood expressionless as Judge Jody Bishop sentenced Holland for sex crimes she committed to children. She was convicted by a jury on charges of sodomy, sexual torture, and sex abuse to a child under age 12.
“Fourteen years I’ve been on the bench, I have never seen a case come as close as bad as this one has been in terms of acts of sexual abuse,” Bishop said before sentencing. “The court can’t … understand why you did all of this action.”
Also sentenced Thursday was family friend, William “Billy” Brownlee, 50, to 20 years in prison. He also participated in deviant sexual acts to children inside the Wood homes in Stockton and Fairhope.
Brownlee and Holland also face pending charges in Mobile County.
Holland and Brownlee were among 11 people charged with sex crimes following the disappearance in 2012 of a suspected victim of the ring, 19-year-old Brittney Wood.
In a letter read in court, the underage female victim in both cases said years of abuse left her traumatized. She has a hard time trusting anyone, gets angry easily and rarely feels safe.
“I was a little girl being held down and raped,” wrote the victim, who was in court.
Authorities said the two were part of a group of relatives and friends who sexually abused children and swapped their own kids for sex for years.
Holland is the widow of the alleged leader of the group, Donnie Holland, who was Brittney Wood’s uncle. The teen went missing around the time Holland was found with a gunshot to the head; his death was later ruled a suicide.
Even without Brittney Wood to testify, two of her uncles and an older brother already pleaded guilty to sex charges before juries convicted Wendy Holland and Brownlee.
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13 Year Old Cheyenne Phillips Missing Since 1/3/15 in Grayson County, KY … Believed to be with 18 Year Old Dalton Hayes (Update: “Bonnie & Clyde” Wanted for Felony Auto Theft)
13 year old Cheyenne Phillips has been missing since January 3, 2015 in Grayson, Kentucky. The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office says that Cheyenne Phillips is believed to be with 18 year old Dalton Hayes. Phillips is registered as a missing juvenile and Hayes is wanted for custodial interference and other charges. Both are suspects in two felony auto thefts. It looks like we have a modern day teenage Bonnie and Clyde on our hands.
- Cheyenne Phillips is a white female, approximately 5-foot-1-inches tall, weighs approximately 100-pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Hayes is described a
- Dalton Hayes is a white male, 5-foot-10-inches tall, approximately 175 to 180 pounds with a blond burr haircut and hazel eyes.
Cheyenne Phillips, 13, was reported missing on Jan. 3. Officials say they think she might be with Dalton Hayes, 18. Deputies say he is wanted for custodial interference and other charges.
Deputies say the behavior of the teens continues to become increasingly “brazen and dangerous.” They have both fled police on two occasions. They are possibly in a red 2006 Toyota Tacoma extended cab 4WD, but may have ditched it and stolen another vehicle.
Sheriff Norman Chaffins said the two have been evading deputies and they’re now accused of stealing two cars. He said the couple stole one car, crashed it, ran from authorities, then stole another car.
They may still be in a red 2006 Toyota Tacoma. Authorities say a gun was inside the stolen car, without ammunition.
“The situation has become increasingly dangerous, not just for those two, but for citizens and for law enforcement,” Chaffins said.
Deputies said the two likely have no money and the sheriff is worried what they’ll do to get some cash.
The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a missing 13-year-old and her 18-year-old boyfriend were in South Carolina this week.
Cheyenne Phillips and Dalton Hayes were spotted Monday at a Walmart in the town of Manning.
Hmm, looks like Scared Monkeys had the WAPO beat by numerous days in calling the missing, car robbing Kentucky teens, Bonnie & Clyde.
Cheyenne Phillips, 13, and her 18-year old boyfriend Dalton Hayes went missing two weeks ago. No one knows exactly where they are now, but police — guided by a trail of criminal activity and surveillance video that stretches through at least three states – know exactly where they’ve been.
“It is imperative that these two be located and apprehended as their behavior is becoming increasingly brazen and dangerous,” the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky said in a statement according to NBC News.
Two missing Kentucky teenagers suspected of a crime spree across the South have been spotted in Florida, where they were seen panhandling, police told NBC News on Friday.
Grayson County, Georgia, Sheriff Norman Chaffins said 18-year-old Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips, may be staying in camps or homeless shelters and could have the weapons that were in one of the vehicles they allegedly stole.
The Kentucky man who, with his underage lover drew comparisons to Bonnie and Clyde before their multi-state crime spree ended in their arrest early Sunday, will “face the consequences” in a Florida courtroom this morning.
Tammy Martin, the mother of 18-year-old Dalton Hayes, who took off from his Kentucky home with a 13-year-old girl earlier this month, said she had urged the pair to surrender and “face the consequences.” They were arrested without incident as they slept in a stolen pickup truck in Panama City, Fla. Hayes was scheduled to make an 8:30 a.m. court appearance via video hookup, according to the Bay County jail records in the Panama City area.
Joshua Williams … Ferguson, MO’s “Peaceful” Protester Charged with Setting Fire at Berkeley Quik Trip During Riot
IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW ONE DEFINES PEACEFUL: It is safe to say, anything you hear that the protesters are in Ferguson, Missouri, you can almost count on the opposite.
19 year old Joshua Williams has been arrested by St. Louis police on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road in Berkeley early Wednesday during the riots following the police shooting of an armed black teenager. According to court documents, Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview. Williams was charged with arson in the first degree, a felony. He is also charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor stealing for allegedly taking a lighter, gum and money from the store. Williams was being held Saturday on $30,000 bond.
One of the most frequently quoted and photographed Ferguson protesters was charged Saturday with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week.
St. Louis County police arrested Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road early Wednesday.
Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview, according to court documents.
Police say Williams entered the QuikTrip shortly after looters shattered its glass doors during protests of the death of Antonio Martin, 18, who a police officer had shot earlier at the Mobil station across the street. Surveillance footage from the Mobil store shows Martin point what police say is a gun at a Berkeley officer before the officer fatally shoots him.
Williams can be seen in videos both inside and outside the looted QuikTrip, authorities said.
Joshua Williams (St. Louis County PD photo)
MSNBC profiled Joshua Williams as an advocate of peaceful protests. Of course they did. They also employ race hustler Al Sharpton and call him a journalist and doctored the George Zimmerman 911 calls to make him sound like a racist. Once again, those that the liberals make out to be heroes, turn out to be frauds.
Williams has been quoted as an advocate for peaceful protests.
An MSNBC profile of Williams in September quoted him as saying, “We have to come together as one and show them we can be peaceful, that we can do this. If not, they’re going to just want us to act up so (police) can pull out their toys on us again.”
Later, he continued: “I learned that we have to stand up and that you can’t get nowhere with violence but you can always move people without it.”
When someone from the crowd threw a rock or a bottle, the officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd of overwhelmingly peaceful protesters.
During one emotionally raw moment, Williams, also 18, screamed at officers until his eyes were red and wet. Beads of sweat bubbled from his brow and his body grew tense. His voice strained under the shrill of pain swelling from his throat.
As he stepped closer and closer to the police line, a young pastor, Willis Johnson, wrapped Williams in a hug and pleaded with him to calm down. Williams broke down in the older man’s arms and a single tear tumbled down each of their cheeks.
“I don’t know if most people will get over this or want to get over this,” Williams said, sitting across from the police station earlier this week. “I think we can be better if we can all come together. We might have to come together and show that we can work together and overthrow the system. But we have to come together as one and show them we can be peaceful, that we can do this. If not they’re going to just want us to act up so they can pull out their toys on us again.”
Grisly Murder: 19 Year Old Jessica Chambers Intentionally Burned her to Death in Vehicle in Panola County, MS (Update: Surveillance Video)
JUSTICE FOR JESSICA CHAMBERS …
19 year old Jessica Chambers was found in her burning car Saturday night along Herron Road, near Highway 51, in Panola County, Mississippi. According to her mother, Lisa Chambers, the incident happened after the Jessica briefly left home to go clean her car and grab some dinner. As per authorities, Jessica Chambers was intentionally set on fire and burned alive. What is wrong with people? . Ben Chambers, Jessica’s father, sharing some of the horrific details stating, “When the fire department got there, she was walking down the road on fire. Only part of her body that wasn’t burned was the bottom of her feet.” Also, “They squirted lighter fluid down her throat and in her nose, and apparently they knocked her out. She had a big gash on top of her head.” Jessica was flown to a hospital in Memphis but later died.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Panola County Sheriff’s Office are seeking phone records and witnesses to find out who fatally lit a teenage girl on fire.
A passerby called the sheriff’s office about the burning car along Herron Road, near Highway 51, Saturday night.
Responders took 19-year-old Jessica Chambers to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, where she died.
Jessica’s father said his daughter tried to tell responders who killed her.
According to WLBT, Chambers tried to say something in her last words to those on the scene that could lead detectives to her killer. Assistant District Attorney Jay Hale said it is possible Jessica’s murderer(s) could face life in prison without parole, or even the death penalty. However, Jessica Chamber’s mother stated, “God’s punishment is going to be far more worse than anything that we can do.” Very true, there is a special spot in hell reserved for those that would commit such a heinous act. To date, no one has been arrested.
Authorities say initial autopsy results reveal that Jessica died from severe burns that covered 98 percent of her body.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Panola County Sheriff’s Office are seeking phone records and witnesses to find out who could be responsible, reports the station.
Darby said detectives are working to learn who the woman may have been with before her murder. The teen’s mother, Lisa Chambers, told the station that her daughter lived with her and that she planned to get her car cleaned Saturday evening.
FACEBOOK: JUSTICE for JESSICA
Jessica Chambers, Rest in Peace
Authorities said Tuesday no one is in custody for the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, who died after being set on fire Saturday evening.
District Attorney John Champion said investigators are questioning several people and reviewing Jessica’s cellphone data.
There is also surveillance video from a gas station in Courtland that shows Chambers in her last hours. She runs into someone she knows and is called off-camera. She can be seen from a different view returning alone. In the background, a man in a striped shirt is seen filling up what looks like a gas can, then he walks away with it. Authorities have cleared the man filling the container.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting Panola authorities. Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact the Panola County Sheriff’s Office at 662-563-6230.
Three Minority Teens Arrested for Fatal Hammer Attack of 32 Year Old Bosnian Immigrant Zemir Begic in St. Louis … Police Claim Murder was not Racially Motivated
NOT RACIALLY MOTIVATED, OF COURSE IT WASN’T …
32 year old Zemir Begic was murdered early Sunday morning by three teens, two black and one Hispanic, as they bludgeoned him to death in the St. Louis with a hammer. The incident began as Begic was in his vehicle about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Itaska when several juveniles approached and began damaging his car. Begic suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth and later died at St. Louis University Hospital. Three thugs, 17, 15 and 16 have been arrested and are in custody. The 17 year-old St. Louis thug has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
But of course police are saying that the murder of Zemir Begic was not racially motivated. Of course it wasn’t [sarcasm intended]. Imagine what would be happening today if two white teens and a Hispanic beat a black man to death with a hammer. Al Shapton and the MSM would be chanting “hammers up”.
Police said Begic was in his vehicle about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Itaska when several juveniles approached and began damaging his car. Police said Begic got out to confront the juveniles, who began yelling at him and hitting him with hammers.
Begic, 32, who lived in the 4200 block of Miami Street, suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He died at St. Louis University Hospital.
A 17-year-old St. Louis man has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the bludgeoning death of a Bosnian immigrant.
Police say Robert Mitchell along with two other teens, both juveniles, attacked the 32-year-old man with hammers early Sunday. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Mitchell and one of the juveniles are black and the other teen is Hispanic, according to police.
Suspect in the Hannah Graham & Morgan Harrington Case Jesse Matthew Pleads Not Guilty to the 2005 Sexual Assault of “RG” in Fairfax County, VA
Jesse Matthew, the suspect in Hannah Graham’s disappearance and the death of Morgan Harrington, appeared in court Friday to answer charges on another case of abduction and sexual assault from 2005. Jesse Matthew is facing three felony charges: attempted capital murder, abduction with intent to defile and sexual penetration with an object. Matthew’s plead “not guilty” to all three charges related to the September 2005 incident. The victim is only referred to as “RG”. Authorities state that on September 24, 2005, a 26 year-old woman was returning from a grocery store in the city of Fairfax when someone grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. The victim was raped and beaten nearly to death and only spared because her attacker was scared off by a passer by.
At Friday’s court hearing, lawyers for the 32-year-old Matthew waived the hearing of the charges against him. But according to the indictment in the 2005 case, he “did feloniously, willfully, deliberately, intentionally and with premeditation attempt to kill (the victim) in the commission of or subsequent to an abduction with the intent to defile.”
The woman now lives in India and is prepared to fly to the United States to testify Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh told reporters Friday.
The victim “RG” now lives in India; however, is ready to travel back to the United States and testify against her attacker in the upcoming trial, Fairfax County. Judge Dennis Smith set a trial date of March 9.
While he awaits the next legal steps in the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, Jesse Matthew appeared in court Friday to answer charges on another case — an alleged abduction, sexual assault and attempted murder from nearly a decade ago.
During a brief appearance at the Fairfax County Courthouse in northern Virginia, Matthew only uttered two words — “Not guilty” — to all three charges related to the September 2005 incident.
Judge Dennis Smith set a trial date of March 9. The trial is expected to last six or seven days.
Authorities say that on September 24, 2005, a 26-year-old woman was returning from a grocery store in the city of Fairfax when someone grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her.
Linkage of the three cases of Hannah Graham murder … Morgan Harrington murder and “RG” sexual assault and attempted murder
Most recently, DNA recovered from underneath the fingernail of the sexual assault victim linked Matthew to the abduction of University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham.
Graham was last seen on Sept. 13 on surveillance video walking with Matthew in downtown Charlottesville. In October, remains found on an abandoned property on Old Lynchburg Road in Albemarle County were identified as those of Graham.
According to officials, forensic evidence linked to the Fairfax rape also links Matthew to the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.
Harrington was last seen leaving the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville in 2009. Her remains were found in Albemarle County in January 2010. Harrington was from Roanoke County.
Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, Suspected of Killing Two California Sheriff’s Deputies is an Illegal Alien Previosly Deported Back to Mexico Twice
Illegal aliens, doing the jobs Americans don’t want to do … Twice deported illegal Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte suspected of killing two Sheriff’s Deputies … CLOSE THE DAMN BORDER!!!
Two California Sheriff’s deputies were killed on Friday by an illegal alien, who had been deported twice from the United States and pulled over by law enforcement at least 10 times. Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, a convicted drug dealer and his wife were arrested and are in custody. The 34 year old Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte has been charged with murder, attempted murder and carjacking. His wife was also charged with attempted murder and carjacking. UNREAL, Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte was convicted on a drug charge in 1997 and sent back to Mexico. He was picked up in 2001 and deported again. When is this country going to take illegal immigration and its borders seriously?
Pic – KTVU: Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy Danny Oliver (left) and Placer County Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Michael David Davis Jr.
The law enforcement heroes who were killed were Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, a 15 year veteran of the police force and a husband and father of two daughters. Also murdered was Placer County Deputy Michael David Davis Jr., 42, an 18 year veteran with a wife and four children.God bless their souls. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family, friends of Danny Oliver and Michael David Davis Jr. and their fellow police officers.
The suspect alleged to have shot three northern California sheriff’s deputies Friday, killing two, was deported twice and has a criminal record, federal officials said late Saturday.
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said that the fingerprints of the suspected shooter match those of a man named Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. Monroy-Bracamonte was initially deported to Mexico in 1997 after being convicted of drug possession in Arizona. Four years later, he was arrested and deported again for an unspecified offense.
“The fingerprints were the basis for our request for an immigration detainer,” ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice told The Associated Press. The detainer requests that local authorities transfer him to federal custody after his case is adjudicated so ICE can purse his deportation, Kice said.
The suspect initially identified himself as Marcelo Marquez, 34, of Salt Lake City. He is charged with two counts each of murder, attempted murder and carjacking. The suspect’s wife, Janelle Marquez-Monroy, was also arrested Friday and charged with carjacking and attempted murder.