Update: California Woman Murdered by Illegal Alien Mar 13, 2019 7:19:44 GMT -5 catherine likes this
Post by Graveyardbride on Mar 13, 2019 7:19:44 GMT -5
California Woman Murdered by Illegal Alien
Police in California have arrested an illegal immigrant with known gang ties and an extensive criminal history in the February killing of a San José woman. Carlos Eduardo Arevalo-Carranza (above left), 24, of El Salvador, was taken into custody Monday night in connection with the murder of Bambi Larson (right), a 59-year-old woman he stalked before stabbing to death.
Larson, a systems manager in San José, did not show up for work on Thursday, February 28, and this seemed unusual to co-workers, who contacted her son. The son and a co-worker went to Ms. Larson’s home at 952 Knollfield Way around 1:45 p.m. and discovered her body in the bedroom.
When police arrived, they found Larson with multiple stab wounds consistent with a cutting tool, multiple lacerations to her body and blunt force trauma. They also recovered a bloody towel and footprints near a sliding door. San José Police Chief Eddie Garcia said officers searched hours of video surveillance from the neighborhood and were able to find a suspect. “The home security cameras showed an unidentified male wearing a backpack, pants and a long-sleeve sweater or shirt as he approached and later left the victim’s residence.” Poor video quality prevented a positive ID, but police were able to trace the suspect’s path and eventually found a T-shirt containing DNA from the victim and suspect.
On March 10, a man identified as Arevalo was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and taken in by San José police for processing and a DNA sample was obtained. Because DNA results from Larson’s case were not yet available, the connection was not made and though Arevalo was in the country illegally and had an extensive criminal history, he was released. When the results finally came in, police tracked down and arrested Arevalo, who was on probation at the time of the murder. Police found Larson’s phone and e-reader in the illegal’s possession.
“The suspect, Carlos Eduardo Arevalo-Carranza , stalked this San José neighborhood and his victim. He is a San José transient … and is a self-admitted gang member,” Garcia announced. The police chief declined to name the gang, but listed the extensive criminal history of Arevalo, who had six separate detainer requests against him via Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to Garcia, the suspect was detained by the Department of Homeland Security at the border in Texas and deported in 2013. Two years later, he was arrested and accused of possession of paraphernalia and convicted of burglary in San José. In 2016, he was arrested on charges of battery on an officer, resisting arrest and entering and occupying a property. That same year, in October, Carranza was arrested in Los Angeles on battery charges.
His final arrest before Larson’s murder was in January for possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Despite having six detainers placed on him by ICE, Arevalo was never deported. Garcia admitted at a press conference on Tuesday that his officers do not ask people their immigration status and claimed doing so in Arevalo’s case would not have impacted the results. “We are here to protect and embrace our otherwise law-abiding, undocumented residents,” he said. “We are not here, nor should we be here, to shield admitted gangsters or violent criminals regardless of immigration status.”
The San José Police Officers’ Association called the legal system “broken” in a statement similar to Garcia’s. “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,” the statement read. “Our society must recognize there’s a difference between someone who is trying to make ends meet for their family and a self-admitted gang member, a monster who brutally murders an innocent woman in her own home.”
Most Wanted: In the meantime, an illegal alien fugitive accused of killing 37-year-old mother Shirra Branum (above left) in a 2017 car crash has been added to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s “Most Wanted” list. Alan Jacob Mogollon-Anaya (right), a 31-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, is wanted for causing a car crash in Jonesborough, Tenn., in which he was intoxicated. He was taken to the hospital from the scene, but then fled the state to evade arrest. According to ICE officials, Mogollon’s last known location was Kenner, Louisiana, and the illegal usually works in the construction industry.
Members of the Branum family have tried endlessly to bring Mogollon to justice for the sake of its loved one and her son, Randy Branum. Last year during a rally of Angel Families, Randy Branum – who was in the crash that killed his mother – detailed the accident caused by Mogollon: “He was driving drunk,” Branum said of the illegal alien. “This was his fourth offense DUI. The crash killed my mom and it critically injured me ... He also critically injured two of his own children and his girlfriend. Unfortunately, our sheriff’s department didn’t think it was necessary to arrest him while he was in the hospital,” he continued. “He has been on the run since three charges of child abuse and neglect, aggravated assault on me and vehicle homicide where he killed my mom. He was also on probation for his third offense DUI and on bond for a deportation hearing.”
Shirra Branum’s death came a year before 22-year-old Pierce Corcoran of Knoxville, Tennessee, was killed in a car crash by 44-year-old illegal alien Francisco Eduardo Franco-Cambrany. A bond of only $3,500 was set for Franco and his lawyer said his client has been a “success” in the U.S. and deserves to remain in the country despite the killing.
Last year alone, ICE agents arrested almost 2,000 convicted and suspected illegal alien killers who have left behind countless American and legal immigrant victims.
Sources: Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, March 12, 2019; John Binder, Breitbart, February 22, 2019; and KGO-TV, March 12, 2019.