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3 illegals beat pregnant woman

Trio held for Arizona mayhem rampage - October 21, 2005 -  2005 WorldNetDaily.com

Three illegal immigrants are being held on $50,000 bonds for a vandalism and mayhem rampage that included beating a pregnant woman with a hose.

The three men, Jose Ramirez-Lopez, 26, Christian Onofre-Caba, 19, and Rosalino Gaspar, 25, were arrested Sunday north of Willcox, Arizona, in connection with assault on a pregnant woman and crime spree that includes charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping and burglary, Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the Cochise County Sheriff's Department, told the Arizona Range News.

Police said the men smashed windows in one home, roamed the area making noise and acts of vandalism. They are also suspected of attacking a man with a small wooden bat and a knife.

They reportedly entered a home and assaulted a woman who was eight-months pregnant by repeatedly striking her with a rubber hose, before chasing a second man back to the bedroom and assaulting him with fists and a knife.


 Illegal alien accused of triple homicide

Pennsylvania suspect says he'd been experiencing 'blackouts' - August 30, 2005 - 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

An illegal alien previously arrested on a domestic dispute but not deported is accused of shooting dead three men outside a bar in Altoona, Pa., after telling police he had been experiencing blackouts.

Miguell A. Padilla, 25, called police after the shooting and said he "believed he had hurt somebody but had been having blackouts," the Blair Country district attorney said yesterday.

He was caught shortly after Sunday's shooting and charged with three counts each of criminal homicide, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person, as well as one count of illegal possession of a handgun. He was ordered held without bail.

Police and city officials in Altoona believe the case may be the first-ever triple homicide in the central Pennsylvania town of 50,000, located about 85 miles east of Pittsburgh.

The shooting occurred just before 2 a.m. Sunday after Padilla and two companions tried to enter the bar in the United Veterans Association Club in downtown Altoona, a 69-year-old institution known as a regular site for wedding receptions and reunions.

After Padilla was told the bar was members-only a sign saying just that was posted in the window he got into an argument, first, with the club's doorman, Frederick Rickabaugh, 58, and then with the club's owner, Alfred Mignogna, 61, both of Altoona. Padilla returned to his car, came back with a handgun and shot Rickabaugh and then Mignogna, police said.

Another shot hit Stephen Heiss, 28, a bar patron and state prison guard, who was entering the club with a female friend when he saw Padilla shooting and pushed his friend out of the way.

Mignogna, a longtime Altoona High School math teacher who also owned another bar in town, died at the scene. Rickabaugh and Heiss died later at Altoona Regional Health Systems hospital.

After he fled the scene to a home in Altoona, Padilla called 911 and said he knew police were looking for him, authorities said.

"He said he believed he had hurt somebody but had been having blackouts and maybe had some flashbacks about it," said Blair County District Attorney Dave Gorman.

A year ago, Altoona Police arrested Padilla during a domestic dispute and Cooper said the department discovered that he was an illegal immigrant from Mexico. Cooper said he didn't know why Padilla wasn't deported after that.

"For the answer to that question, you'll have to call" U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which handles illegal immigration deportation, Cooper told the local paper. "They were notified."

Illegal alien wanted for hunter murder

Cops say suspect in Colorado shooting fled to Mexico - June 17, 2005 - 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

Police have a suspect in the shooting death of a turkey hunter in Colorado, but they say the man, an illegal alien, has fled to Mexico.

Qwest Communications executive Jeff Garrett was fatally shot while hunting with a shotgun May 14. .

"We have recovered the weapon, we have a witness, and we have a suspect," said Lou Vallario, the Garfield County Sheriff.

The suspect's name was not released.

The shooting happened in the East Elk Creek area, north of New Castle, Colo. Garrett died on Bureau of Land Management property around 8,000 feet in elevation. Both friends were cleared in the shooting.

Vallario says the shooting suspect worked at the Bear Wallow Ranch just outside New Castle, near the area where Garrett was shot.

Investigators said a co-worker of the suspect witnessed the shooting, and told them that the suspect knew what he had done before leaving the country. The co-worker reportedly told investigators that he was with the suspect when they heard turkey calls coming from heavy brush near the ranch perimeter and that the suspect fired in the direction of the calls, thinking they came from a turkey.

Garrett was dressed in full camouflage. Turkey hunters aren't required to wear blaze orange because turkeys have sharp eyesight and must be called to within shotgun range.

While only shotguns are allowed in the spring turkey hunt, Garrett was shot with a .22-caliber rifle.

The shooting is being treated as a homicide.

Garrett was an Aurora resident and worked as Qwest's assistant vice president for Colorado and a state lobbyist for the company. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, and children Olivia, 3, and Adam, 1.

Mrs. Garrett attended yesterday's news conference in Glenwood Springs and said her husband's death was "devastating."

"Jeff was a thoughtful husband, a proud father, a loving son, a protective brother and, to many people, a funny and caring friend," she said.

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., issued a statement in response to the news: "It is shameful that illegal aliens can so easily cross our porous borders or overstay their visas with such impunity. It is tragic that an illegal alien can commit a murder in this country and evade American justice by slipping back across the border."

Another Mexican national has been charged in the May 8 slaying of a Denver police officer and was arrested after fleeing to Mexico. Raul Gomez-Garcia is also accused of wounding a second police officer in the same shooting. The Denver District Attorney's Office is attempting to extradite Gomez-Garcia to face trial in Colorado.

Illegal, 17, runs down hero cop

Juvenile released by Border Patrol 10 days earlier - April 16, 2005 - 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

It wasn't the kind of duty that brought police officer Michael Shea his decorations for bravery in the line of duty.  He was just directing traffic Thursday night about 10:30 p.m. forcing two lanes of cars into one so Salem, Mass., utility workers could do their jobs on Tremont Street.

Without warning, a 1992 Honda Accord, driven by a juvenile illegal alien released by Border Patrol officers in Texas 10 days earlier, plowed into the 39-year-old Shea, leaving him with serious injuries.  The driver, 17-year-old Leila Lopes of Brazil, is facing charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving negligently.

Shea, who has been on the Salem police force as long as Lopes has been alive, was taken by helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

At her arraignment in Peabody District Court, Lopes was ordered held without bail pending an order from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Dressed in shorts, flip-flops and a bulky sweater, Lopes listened to the proceedings at her arraignment, but only spoke when she was asked if she needed a court-appointed attorney. "Judge, I have no financial means, no money," she said through an interpreter. 

Officials said Lopes entered the United States approximately 10 days ago with her father through the Texas border, and was subsequently detained by the U.S. Border Patrol before she arrived in Peabody. Lopes has no family in the community and told police she was staying with friends. She had neither a license nor identification when she was arrested and interviewed by police.

After striking the officer, Peabody Police said, she drove the vehicle several yards down the street before stopping. Shea was thrown to the sidewalk on impact and was unconscious, bleeding from the head when EMTs arrived. 

Two fellow Brazilian women living in Peabody, who had never met Lopes before she showed up at the courthouse, said they would try to put together the bail money for Lopes if possible. 

Salem Capt. John Jodoin said Shea is a decorated officer who in the past has been honored for his bravery. "Anyone who has ever had any contact with Mr. Shea comes away with a positive impression. He's a very personable guy," he said.

Murder suspect an illegal with driver's license

24-year-old previously deported, now faces 41 counts - Posted: May 9, 2005 - 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

Juan Carlos Solis

A 24-year-old Mexican charged with the Oregon murder of a father and the shooting of his 16-year-old son in a home-invasion robbery is an illegal alien with an Oregon driver's license who has been previously deported from the United States.

Juan Carlos Solis is awaiting trial on 41 counts of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, assault in the first degree, robbery in the first degree, robbery in the second degree and burglary in the first degree, along with at least three other suspects in the July 2004 home-invasion robbery of 12 farm workers.

Solis and the other suspects are facing trial for the shooting death of Paco Chavez-Tena and the wounding of his 16-year old in their home west of Hermiston, Ore. The perpetrators were masked and armed.

Others charged in the crime include Jesus Pineda-Cruz, 38, Margarito Morfin, 21, and Ever Alexis Flores, 24.

After shooting Chavez-Tena, 38, and wounding his son, the suspects stole cash and cell phones.

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