24-Year-Old Illegal Alien Charged with Murder after Posing as Minor to Cross Border
Yery Noel Medina Ulloa was arrested in Jacksonville after being found covered in blood
A 24-year-old Honduran immigrant who crossed the US border illegally months while posing as a minor has been charged with murder in the horrific stabbing death of a Florida man.
Yery Noel Medina Ulloa was arrested in Jacksonville after being found covered in blood after stabbing Francisco Javier Cuellar, 46, who took the immigrant in.
Police followed the trail of blood back to the victim’s home.
Authorities arrested Ulloa and placed him in a juvenile detention facility.
It was not until later Ulloa's real identity and his true age was revealed.
24-year-old Ulloa had duped border authorities into believing he was a teenager named Reynel Alexander Hernandez.
“When he entered [the US] he told me, ‘Mommy, I didn’t go in with my name,'” his mother, Wendy Florencia Ulloa, told the Spanish-language Univision network.
“‘I went in with the name of another person because right there at the shelter they helped me.”
Instead of being turned away, Ulloa was placed in a shelter.
He was then given a “Notice to Appear” and released, officials said.
Cuellar took Ulloa to his Jacksonville home.
“‘Mommy, he is my uncle Frank,'” his mother said he told her on the phone.
Ulloa and Cuellar are not related, despite Ulloa’s use of the moniker.
“‘I live with him. But don’t worry. He treats me like a son.'”
It's still not clear how Ulloa ended up in Florida after being detained in Texas.
An ICE spokesman confirmed that Ulloa was detained on Oct. 13.
Cuellar’s daughter, Marycarman, 18, said she knew little about the man now charged with her father’s caught-on-video killing.
“My dad told me one day he was going to the airport, and then this guy came out of nowhere and was at work the next day,” she told The Post.
“I didn’t really ask questions.”
Ulloa moved in with Cuellar, who gave him work at the family business, the La Raza Mexican Store, she said.
“My dad seemed like he was doing a favor for somebody because where [Ulloa] came from, they are super poor,” she said in a phone interview.
“We feel that someone asked my dad to do it,” she said.
“My dad was really compassionate like that, he would help someone who needed it.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is currently suing the Biden administration over its catch and release” policy.
“This horrific crime is the latest example of how unfettered illegal migration costs Floridians’ lives,” DeSantis’ office told The Post.
“If not for the Biden Administration’s unlawful ‘catch and release’ policy, Mr. Cuellar would still be alive today."
“Governor DeSantis is committed to doing everything in his power to keep Floridians safe. But as long as the Biden Administration persists in refusing to enforce our country’s immigration laws, Americans are at needless risk. "
“How many more lives will be lost before the Biden Administration decides to uphold the law?”
Home security cameras showed Ulloa “stabbing the victim numerous times and repeatedly hitting him with a chair,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office warrant said.