Illegal Immigrant Who 'Beat Mother to Death' Was Roaming Free in Sanctuary City
ICE had applied nine times for a detainer on gang member but ignored by officials
A Mexican illegal immigrant with a long criminal history has been charged with beating and stabbing a mother to death in her home in California, reports say.
Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza, 24, was arrested for the murder of 59-year-old Bambi Larson on Monday.
Larson was found dead at her home in San Jose on February 28.
Carranza allegedly staked Larson through her neighborhood before attacking her.
Carranza was arrested in 2013 when he eas crossing the border illegally in Texas and deported back to Mexico, according to San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia
He was arrested ten times and convicted for drug possession to battery, false imprisonment and burglary.
Carranza was already on probation for possession of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, false imprisonment and burglary when he was arrested for Larson's murder
Garcia said that ICE had applied nine times for a detainer on Carranza, a method which allows suspects to be held longer than their prison for their immigration status to examined.
But all of the nine requests were ignored by county officials, ICE field director Erik Bonnar revealed.
Ice even applied for the tenth detainer on Tuesday, but to no avail.
But it appears that Sanctuary cities protected Carranza.
Bonnar told CBS San Francisco: 'How many more people have to be killed or injured before California lawmakers will open discussions to revise the state policy prohibiting local law enforcement agencies from working with ICE to apprehend dangerous criminal aliens?
It’s unfortunate that our communities face dangerous consequences because of inflexible state laws that protect criminal aliens.
'These sanctuary policies have unintended, but very real, and often tragic consequences to public safety.'
San Jose Police Officers' Association also said: 'When it comes to policing, there's a distinct difference between a Dreamer who commits a victimless crime and a violent serial sexual predator with multiple offenses.
'Our society must recognize there's a difference between someone who is trying to make ends meet for their family, and an admitted gang member, a monster who brutally murders an innocent woman in her own home.'
According to The Daily Mail: Larson was found dead on February 28 by her son, who she worked with after she failed to turn up to her job as a systems manager.
The son went over to her house around 1.45pm and discovered her body in her bedroom, suffering from multiple lacerations and blunt force trauma.
CCTV led them to a t-shirt outside the home which had both her blood and DNA from her attacker on it.
Carranza was arrested on unrelated drug charges on March 10, and a DNA sample was taken, which matched the DNA on the t-shirt.
He was rearrested the following day when police say they found Larson's cellphone and e-reader in his possession.