Illegal Alien Caught in the US AFTER Being Deported for Killing Four Children
Guatemalan illegal immigrant deported in 2016, captured again by ICE in Minneapolis
An illegal alien from Guatemala has been captured in the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials more than ten years after she was deported for killing four children.
In 2008, now-36-year-old illegal immigrant Olga Franco del Cid caused a horrific school bus crash that killed four children and injured 17 others.
After running a red light, she hit the bus with her minivan before crashing into a pickup truck.
The children she killed were aged 12, 13, and two were 9 years old.
She lied to investigators about her identity and said she was from Puerto Rico while attempting to blame the crash on her boyfriend.
They eventually determined that she was, in fact, an illegal alien from Guatemala.
She was convicted of 4 counts of criminal vehicular homicide, and 20 other charges in the crash.
She was sentenced to more than twelve years in prison, but only served eight in a Minnesota prison before being released and deported in 2016.
Olga Franco del Cid was arrested this week by ICE officials for reentering the United States illegally.
Acting on a tip, ICE agents arrested 36-year-old Olga Franco del Cid at a residence in Inver Grove Heights, according to agency spokesman Shawn Neudauer.
She will remain in custody while ICE awaits a charging decision from the U.S. attorney’s office, Neudauer said.
A spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Franco del Cid was reported missing Monday by a family member, according to Inver Grove Heights Police Chief Melissa Chiodo.
Inver Grove Heights police were not involved in her arrest, but the department was notified by ICE after the fact, Chiodo said.
Franco del Cid was driving a minivan near rural Cottonwood in February 2008 when she drove through a stop sign and crashed into a school bus full of children, killing four and injuring 17 more.
During her trial the following August, Franco del Cid told jurors that her boyfriend had been driving the van at the time of the crash, but she said the impact of the crash ejected him from the vehicle and threw her partially into the driver’s seat.
She was convicted on 24 separate charges, including four counts of criminal vehicular homicide, and sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
Franco del Cid served eight years at the women’s prison in Shakopee before being released and deported.
While she was in prison, Franco del Cid began corresponding with Jerome Harvieux, now 36 and living in Maple Grove.
The couple married in 2009 and they have a child together, but Harvieux filed for divorce in October, according to court documents.