This post, News Scan, by Michael Rushford, first appeared on at http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/.
Illegal Arrested For Woman’s Murder: A illegal alien will be arraigned today for the murder of a San Jose, CA woman in her home last month. Nico Savidge, Mark Gomez and Jason Green of the San Jose Mercury News report that 24-year-old Carlos Eduardo Arevalo-Carranza, an El Salvadorian national, was arrested Monday for the stabbing murder of 59-year-old Banbi Larson after his DNA matched evidence uncovered at the murder scene. At the time of the arrest, items stolen from the victim’s home were found with Arevalo-Carranza, who has several prior arrests on drug, theft and burglary charges. ICE officials report that they had asked local law enforcement to detain Arevalo-Carranza for deportation at lease nine times, but because Santa Clara is a sanctuary county, police were prohibited from honoring the requests. A member of the county Board of Supervisors, who supports the policy, told reporters that ICE should have secured a warrant rather than requesting a two-day hold. Regardless of the county policy, California’s Sanctuary State law also prohibits police agencies from holding illegal aliens for ICE.