(NewsGlobal.com)- According to a source from the area, the man suspected of beheading a woman in broad daylight last week in San Carlos, California, entered the nation on a tourist visa almost ten years ago and has not departed since.
After allegations were made by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office that Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta, 33, beheaded his ex-girlfriend Karina Castro, 27, outside of her apartment building, he was apprehended and charged with the crime.
According to the police, Landaeta used a samurai sword to decapitate Castro. Castro was a mother to two little daughters, the elder of whom was seven years old and the younger of whom was one. Castro’s family has established a GoFundMe account to benefit her two daughters.
The San Mateo Observer reports that Landaeta has been residing in the United States for a considerable time without being deported. Sources within Immigration have confirmed that Landaeta, originally from Venezuela, entered the country on a tourist visa almost ten years ago and has not gone since.
California follows a stringent regulation known as the sanctuary state law, which makes it illegal for local law enforcement to hand up criminal illegal aliens to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
According to reports, this leads to thousands of illegal immigrants being released into the general population of California each week.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Landaeta was convicted of a lesser offense and placed on probation for three years after being sentenced for an earlier incident in which he was suspected of raping a minor:
Following a search of the relevant court records in San Mateo County, it was discovered that Landaeta-Solano had been involved in one other major case. In 2012, he was suspected of committing rape with an unconscious person and was ultimately condemned to a reduced charge of unlawful coitus with a victim who was more than three years younger than himself. After he finished his three years of probation and all of the mandatory programming, the charge against him was dropped. The Castro family said that Landaeta was “diagnosed with schizophrenia and was on medication” and that he “would use it as an excuse for his behavior.” He consumed an unhealthy amount of alcohol, which is not recommended while using meds of this type.
Landaeta is still being held without bond in the San Mateo County Jail.