Murder Suspect Was Deported 10 Times
A Salvadorian national illegally in the United States is facing charges for murdering his ex-girlfriend. Norma Riveiro and Lorena Bourdevaire Casillas of NBC4 in Los Angeles report that Herbert Nixon Flores was arrested in August for the severe beating of 35-year-old Karen Ruiz, but was released on bail days later. On January 6, Flores can be seen on surveillance video fatally shooting Ruiz in front of their 3-year-old daughter. In addition to being an illegal alien, Flores has an extensive criminal record including drug trafficking, illegal weapons, identity theft and domestic violence. None of these crimes are considered serious or violent under current California law. Flores had been deported by federal authorities 10 times since 1990. California’s porous border and sanctuary state law, which protects criminal illegal aliens, played a role in his continued presence in the state and ultimately, the death of Karen Ruiz.