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Mexican man wanted for murder deported

Daniel Mota-Torres accused of stabbing his wife to death

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SAN ANTONIO – A Mexican man wanted in his home country for a murder in April was deported Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations, authorities said.

Daniel Mota-Torres, 35, was deported Friday and taken to the custody of Mexican law enforcement authorities at the border crossing in Laredo, Texas, according to ICE San Antonio officials.

According to Mexican authorities, Mota-Torres allegedly stabbed his wife to death on April 13 in front of a family home in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.

Mexican authorities said Mota-Torres's oldest child discovered his mother's body lying in front of his house.

ICE officers worked with Mexico's Procuraduría General de la República to coordinate Mota-Torres's removal at the Laredo Port of Entry, authorities said.

"This individual attempted to elude justice in Mexico by seeking safe haven in the United States," said Enrique M. Lucero, field office director for ERO San Antonio. "ICE prioritizes arresting and removing criminal aliens who pose a threat to our communities. We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners here and abroad to ensure these individuals are identified and brought to justice."

On Dec. 20, 2000, the U.S. Department of State issued Mota-Torres a border crossing card which he used for nine years before letting it expire, ICE San Antonio officials said.

Mota-Torres was encountered Sept. 23, 2014 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Patrol near Laredo, Texas. Border Patrol took him to ICE custody, where he remained until he was deported Friday, authorities said.


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