Friday, February 11, 2011

An illegal immigrant from El Salvador has been charged in a triple slaying in Virginia

Jose Oswaldo Reyes-Alfaro, 37, has been arrested and charged in two attacks that resulted in the shooting deaths of Brenda Ashcraft, William Ashcraft and Julia Cesar Ulloa, all residents of Manassas, Virginia. Two other people sustained gunshot wounds, and a third suffered knife wounds. Reyes-Alfaro entered the United States illegally in February 2001. In 2003, he was granted temporary status, which allowed him to live in the United States legally, but it was revoked in 2006, and Reyes-Alfaro was designated an immigrant fugitive. There are an estimated 498,000 immigrant fugitives in the United States. Reyes-Alfaro was convicted of non-felony assault and battery in 2004. Recently, another Salvadoran in the United States illegally, Salvador Portillo-Saravia, was arrested and charged with raping an 8-year-old girl in nearby Fairfax County, Virginia, on December 26, 2010.

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