On Feb. 19, a drunk illegal immigrant, who had been deported 5 times in the past, killed Sandra Duran, 42, a mother, her daughter, and sister, in North Hills, Los Angeles.
Estuardo Alvarado, 45, had been deported 5 times in the past and has a lengthy criminal record. After killing the family, he tried to flee the scene of the crime. He is now facing give felony counts, including murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
According to Los Angeles Police Department officer Lisa Morales, the crime scene was very disturbing.
“It’s a great concern because this could have been prevented,” she said, pointing to Alvarado’s status as a five-time deportee. “It’s sad and it’s unfortunate. It’s going to happen not just to my family but to other families.”
However, Duran’s father Santos Duran, seemed concerned, not about his daughter’s death, but the fact that Alvarado’s immigration status will be used against other immigrants.
You read that right, the victim’s father is less concerned about the death of his daughter and more about the well being of the man who just killed his daughter.
“It’s ruined our life. This person had DUIs and deportations,” he said. “But whatever I say now isn’t going to bring my daughter back. I worry, I worry about the people that are here already and settled here already and have families already and have their kids in school. I worry for those people.”
This situation falls under Kate’s Law, which mandates prison sentences for illegal aliens who have established criminal records and who have reentered the United States numerous time.
According to the Daily News, Alvarado has been charged with more than 20 felonies and misdemeanors since 1990.