Jose Melendez, a 54 year old illegal immigrant, has been using aliases like ‘Alvarado’ and ‘Segura’ to avoid the police and has a long criminal history. In 2014, he defaulted on his probation for a conviction of breaking and entering. Melendez is also charged with two drug-related crimes while using a false name with the Worcester police. He is obviously a bad cookie.
He could have been stopped all those times if only he was sent to ICE and deported, but now, he murdered a Massachusetts public school employee.
Sandra Hehir died of strangulation in her Worcester apartment, with Jose Melendez as the prime suspect for the attack. Everyone who knew Hehir, nicknamed ‘Buffy,’ only had wonderful things to say about her and it is a shame that her light was put out so soon by something that could have been prevented.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials confirmed to Breitbart Texas that they have placed an immigration detainer on Melendez. Melendez, according to police, also used the aliases “Alvarado” and “Segura” and had a long criminal history, with most recently being arrested in a neighboring region of the state.
“All her life she was a very kind person,” School District Superintendent Maureen F. Binienda said of Hehir to the Telegram. “I really hope that people join together and try to find who did this.” If released to ICE under any circumstance, Melendez will face deportation.