Mirta Rivera, a 41-year-old nurse in Lawrence, Mass., was asleep in her apartment on July 4th when a shot rang out and a bullet came flying through the ceiling of her bedroom. Rivera was killed as she lay in her bed.
Now, police say the fatal shot came from an upstairs apartment occupied by two illegal immigrants who should not have been in the United States — two Dominican Republic nationals who had previously been caught for sneaking into the country and ordered to leave.
Lara-Calmona, 38, was deported in April 2012 and arrested for re-entering the country last November, the records show.
Lara-Mejia, 35, was nabbed crossing the border in August 2013 and ordered deported in April 2014, but had remained in the country illegally.
The Boston Herald reports on the shocking case that “critics say illustrates a revolving immigration door with dangerous consequences.” Both suspects in the random shooting death of Rivera, a grandmother, “were charged with trafficking heroin and cocaine after police said they found drugs as well as a ‘clear and obvious’ rifle bullet hole in Lara-Mejia’s second-floor bedroom, according to police records,” says the newspaper account.
Western Journalism has been reporting on a similar case that’s focused an intense national spotlight back on illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, and criminal illegals who return to America after being deported. That tragic shooting death in San Francisco — which occurred just days before the July 4th killing of the Massachusetts woman — involved Mexican national Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, charged with the random murder of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father on a popular pier.
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Regarding the Massachusetts killing that could be pinned on the two illegal immigrants, Fox News reports on the reaction of an expert from the Center for Immigration Studies:
“’This has been happening all over the country for several years,’ said Dan Cadman, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and a retired federal immigration official. ‘I hope the American public is stirred up and angry about it.'”
In Connecticut, meanwhile, Fox News says there’s another pending murder case in which an illegal immigrant is charged with the stabbing death of a 25-year-old woman:
In Norwich, Conn., Jean Jacques, 40, a Haitian illegal immigrant who got out of prison in January after serving 17 years for attempted murder, has been charged with stabbing Casey Chadwick, 25, to death and stuffing her in a closet last month. Jacques’ prison file was marked “Detainer: Immigration,” according to the Norwich Bulletin.
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