(Via Daily Caller) U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Thom Tillis have confirmed that a 19-year-old gang member accused of murdering four people, including a former reality TV model, was granted amnesty in 2013 even though he was slated for removal because of a 2012 drug possession charge.
Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez is the suspect in question. One of the four people he is accused of murdering in drug-related killings in Charlotte, N.C. last month is “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Mirjana Puhar.
Another man, 20-year-old David Ezequel Lopez, was arrested on Thursday in connection with the reality show star’s murder.
[…] In their letter, Grassley and Tillis cite a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police affidavit which shows Rangel-Hernandez was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana on March 30, 2012.
“As a result of his arrest and unlawful status in the United States, Mr. Rangel-Hernandez was put into removal proceedings by Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] after his arrest on March 30, 2012,” the letter reads.
But before he could be deported, Rangel-Hernandez’s DACA application was approved. His removal proceedings were dismissed on Dec. 18, 2013 (read more)