Those who commit crimes need to serve long terms in jail, breaking rocks into tiny little pieces, and be repatriated only following serious incarceration.
Investigators: Edmonds rape suspect deported nine times, KING 5 News, May 21, 2010The video report includes the perpâ€™s rap sheet, which is long and varied. Several crimes were committed in California, so why didnâ€™t Three Strikes put him away for 25 to life? The guy is trouble and should have been punished by long imprisonment, not just deported.
EDMONDS, Wash. â€“ The KING 5 Investigators have learned that an illegal immigrant accused of raping a woman in Edmonds Sunday has been deported nine times. Thatâ€™s much more than previously reported.
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wonâ€™t comment on the case of Jose Lopez Madrigal. But KING 5 got the information through confidential sources and documents.
Larry Klein was the man who heard the alleged victimâ€™s cries for help. Police say the suspect pulled the woman off the street to a dumpster and raped her.
â€?I could see the back of his head. I could see his pants were down. I could see her lying on the ground. I could hear her crying, but I couldnâ€™t really see her face,â€? said Klein.
Klein called police, who quickly arrested the suspect. But learning his identity took much longer because of some 30 aliases. It was only through fingerprints that they identified him as Madrigal, a Mexican citizen.
Madrigalâ€™s arrest and immigration record includes a staggering number of contacts with law enforcement since 1989. Thatâ€™s the year he was convicted of theft using a firearm in California.
He was deported a couple of times after that. Then in 1999, he was arrested for drug sales in both San Diego and San Francisco. Records show that he was deported three times that year between April and August.
He was arrested for drugs again in Stockton, Calif. in 2000. In 2002, he pleaded to third degree sexual assault in Denver. Later that year, he was deported again. And in 2003, records show he was deported three more times.