ICE San Antonio deports man wanted for aggravated homicide

Wanted fugitive in El Salvador deported

Author: Mika Johnson, Producer,
Published On: Feb 01 2013 02:42:23 PM CST
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An El Salvador man, wanted in his country for aggravated homicide has been  deported and turned over to officials of El Salvador. 

Miguel Angel Pineda-Martinez, 33, was deported Thursday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol came into contact with Pineda-Martinez on Nov. 1, 2012, near Alton, Texas.

During processing in McAllen, Texas, Border Patrol agents discovered a fugitive warrant showing that Pineda-Martinez was wanted by El Salvadoran officials for aggravated homicide.

According to the warrant, on Nov, 17, 2010, the suspect shot a man in the back who died a short time later.

The warrant also states that during the shooting, Pineda-Martinez was accompanied by other individuals who were carrying rifles and hand guns.

“ICE ensures that aliens do not escape justice in their home countries by finding safe haven in the United States,” said Enrique M. Lucero, field office director for ERO San Antonio.   

On Nov. 3, Pineda-Martinez was convicted of re-entering the United States after having been previously deported. 

He was sentenced to 30 days confinement at the Brooks County Detention Center.

After serving his sentence, he was turned over to ICE custody and remained at the Port Isabel Detention Center until his removal to El Salvador.