Illegal immigrant Richard Toledo has admitted to murdering 14-year-old Karlo Gonzalez and Karlo’s 7-year-old brother Zabdiel with a claw hammer. Toledo will not face the death penalty because it was abolished in New Jersey in January.
March 3, 2008
Illegal Haitian immigrant Marc Francois is accused of raping a 10-year-old girl he was babysitting.
December 20, 2007
Illegal immigrant Edson Leonte has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
December 6, 2007
In a sexual assault case, illegal immigrant Fernando Lopez has admitted to sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl.
November 2, 2007
Illegal immigrant Tomas Perez-Trinidad has been convicted of sexually assaulting two school girls aged 12 and 13 after he picked them up near the Maxson Middle School in New Jersey.
November 1, 2007
Police believe Israel Palmero Merida, a Mexican worker, was speeding and driving drunk when he hit a median, launching his BMW onto a Honda Civic. Merida and two of his passengers died at the scene. The driver of the Honda, Matthew Wilson, died later.
October 11, 2007
Illegal immigrant Harold Mendoza is charged with raping a guest in his apartment. The prosecutor says Mendoza left his bedroom and assaulted the woman, who was sleeping on the couch. Then when Mendoza’s girlfriend tried to stop him, he punched her in the face. Both women were treated at the hospital.
September 14, 2007
Police say illegal immigrants Martin Cana-Chocoj, Sergio Ramon-Estrada and Martin Cana-Chocoj came upon a woman at a bus stop early Tuesday morning and carried her behind a bank where one of them raped her. A man passing by flagged down a police car. He and the officer went behind the building where they found Martin Cana-Chocoj raping the woman.
September 5, 2007
Illegal immigrant Jesus A. Avila is accused of shooting his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend and murdering her boyfriend Gilbert Parra. At the time of the murder, Avila was free on $5,000 bail. His new bail is set at 1 million dollars.
August 24, 2007
A witness says Rodolfo Godinez, a suspect in the Newark triple murders, admitted to being a member of MS-13, a violent immigrant gang. The witness says when police led Godinez away, he yelled, “MS-13 forever.”