An illegal immigrant from Peru has been charged with murder after being arrested by police in Texas, FOX News Digital reported.
The Maverick County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrest of 64-year-old Roberto Emilio Vasquez Santamaria in connection with a murder that occurred in Eagle Pass on Monday.
According to multiple U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, Fox News Digital has learned that Vazquez-Santamaría entered Texas illegally in May and has been released to the U.S. with a court date set for 2025. Ta.
Officials said the migrant was processed by the Border Patrol after giving a written promise to appear in court for further proceedings. After signing a Notice of Identity (NTA/OR) to appear, Vazquez Santamaria was transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
ICE allegedly released him to a nongovernmental organization (NGO) in Eagle Pass.
Law enforcement agencies have not released information about the victims or whether they are U.S. citizens.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.