Officials: Murder suspect should have been deported
A man charged with killing three people in Missouri this month should have faced deportation proceedings after he was arrested last year for a separate offense in New Jersey, instead of being released, federal immigration officials said Friday.
Luis Perez, 23, who is from Mexico, is charged with fatally shooting two men and wounding two others
Nov. 1 and then fatally shooting a woman the next day.
He is jailed without bond on 11 felony charges, including first-degree murder and assault.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said they had placed a detainer on Perez in December after he was jailed in Middlesex
County, New Jersey, on multiple felony charges, including assault. But Perez was released in February.