Illegal Caught But Released – Weeks Later He Went on Terror Spree

Current DHS policies pertaining to detaining and deporting illegal aliens are hindering the jobs of local and federal authorities.  

Illegal alien Juan Emmanuel Razo, 36, from Mexico, has pleaded guilty of multiple violent crimes from last summer, including an attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl, the shooting of a woman on a bike path, and the murder of a 60-year-old woman.    He will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. prison, at taxpayer expense.

Juan Emmanuel Razo

Juan Emmanuel Razo

Sheriff deputies first encountered Razo on July 7, 2015, appearing very nervous and refusing to make eye contact. He admitted he was here illegally.  Officers called Border Patrol, as they could not further detain Razo legally without authorization from immigration authorities.   However, Border Patrol would not issue the detainer. “Until recently detainers were routinely issued when requested, “stated Sheriff Dunlap.

On July 27, 2015, three weeks later, Razo went on a terror spree – he allegedly attempted to rape a 14-year-old girl in a park in Concord, Ohio, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Razo then reportedly shot a woman in the arm who was on a bike path.  Not long after, Razo shot and killed Margaret Kostelnik inside her home, which is near the bike path.

In exchange for pleading guilty, Razo will avoid the death penalty, and is scheduled for sentencing on April 27, 2016.   Reportedly, his sentence includes life without parole, and an additional 107 years beyond the life sentence.

“The fact is current rules and regulations are making it extremely difficult for any police officer on the street to know which laws they can or cannot enforce in the area of undocumented persons,” said Sheriff Dunlap.  The sheriff suggests that every law-enforcement agency should “employ the probable cause standard to every encounter so that we at the local level may have the authority to detain undocumented persons.




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