Illegal Immigrant Deported 2 Years Ago Charged in Murder of Texas Clerk

November 21, 2018 Updated: November 21, 2018

An illegal alien who was deported two years ago has been arrested in Houston, Texas, and charged with the murder of a Houston store clerk.

Jose Bonilla-Ortiz, 18, was arrested on Nov. 17 at an apartment he was living in two miles north of the Metro Food Mart, where he’s accused of killing another immigrant, Faruk Bhuiya of Bangladesh, the Houston Police Department said.

Two men wearing hooded sweatshirts rushed into the convenience store on Nov. 10 and killed Bhuiya before robbing the store.

Bonilla-Ortiz was deported in 2016, according to prosecutors, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed an immigration hold on him, reported KPRC. His bond was set at $250,000 but he can’t post bond under the hold.

Besides re-entering the country, which is a felony crime, the teen appears to have no criminal record.

He’s believed to be from Honduras.

Victim’s Wife Reacts

Phyllis Bhuiya, the widow of Faruk, said that she felt sympathy for the mother of Bonilla-Ortiz.

“I feel bad for this boy’s mother. His life is ruined. Ruined for nothing, absolutely nothing,” Bhuiya told the Houston Chronicle. “I wish I could hug that boy’s mother.”

But she said that if the teenager did kill her husband, then he should be punished.

“I want him punished for what he did. He didn’t just take my husband. He took someone’s son, someone’s stepfather,” she said. “He wasn’t just my husband. He was a lot of things to a lot of people.”

A customer at the store told KPRC that Bhuiya was always nice to him and his daughter.

“He was always friendly. I usually come up here with my middle child and he was always so nice and friendly with her.”

Latest Crime by Illegal Alien

The alleged murder is just the latest crime to be committed by an illegal immigrant.

A case that caught the attention of people across the country ended in a stunning development in late August, when an illegal alien known only by an alias admitted to killing missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts.

In September, an illegal alien from El Salvador who had been deported six times was charged with murdering three men in California.

In October, a Virginia couple said that an illegal alien who murdered their daughter, who was his wife, had duped the girl into marrying him.

In some cases, illegal aliens who have been released on bond due to jurisdictions who refuse to work with ICE have committed additional crimes, undercutting the arguments in favor of sanctuary cities and states and against harsher immigration enforcement.

In one such case in late October, an illegal alien from Mexico was arrested for murdering his wife but was only able to commit the crime after authorities in Oregon, a sanctuary state, released him following a prior arrest for allegedly assaulting his wife, and ignoring a hold request by ICE officials.

“Sanctuary policies not only provide a refuge for illegal aliens, but they also shield criminal aliens who prey on people in their own and other communities,” the agency said in a statement.

From NTD News

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