A 35-year-old illegal immigrant who reentered the country illegally pleaded guilty last week to stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in August in his Shakopee apartment.
According to a statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Fraider Diaz-Carbajal was deported in 2012 for “suspected immigration violations.” He had a history of criminal activity, including three DUIs and a domestic assault conviction.
“Since then he illegally reentered the United States, which is a felony. He remains in local custody pending adjudication of his criminal charges,” ICE said in August after Diaz-Carbajal’s arrest.
Court records reveal that Garcia was found with “multiple stab wounds all over her body” after she visited Diaz-Carbajal’s apartment to pick up some of her belongings. The two had previously lived together, but Garcia moved out “due to the domestic abuse,” the records state.
A witness to the murder, a young woman who lived in a neighboring apartment, said she heard Garcia yell “drop the knife,” and then saw through a bedroom window Diaz-Carbajal pinning Garcia to a bed and stabbing her. Diaz-Carbajal was then seen slashing his own threat and stabbing himself repeatedly in the abdomen, making the case an apparent botched murder-suicide.
He was found at the scene lying on top of Garcia’s dead body, and was later treated for his self-inflicted wounds before being booked into jail.
According to court records, Diaz-Carbajal used an alias of Jose Macias Carrasco and provided a false birth date to reenter the country illegally. He will stay in Scott County Jail until his March 15 sentencing, CBS reports.
A fundraiser was later started for Garcia and her mother, who wanted to transport her daughter’s body to be buried in Mexico. The fundraiser notes that Garcia leaves behind a seven-year-old daughter.
“Enedeliz was a ball of laugh[s] who cheered up everyone around her. She was a very vibrant part of her circle and the community,” the fundraiser states. “She will be deeply missed.”
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