An illegal immigrant from Central America who was previously deported by US authorities has been arrested for killing a father of three during a hit-and-run drunk driving incident in upstate New York.

31-year-old Heriberto R. Perez-Velasquez, a Guatemalan national, killed 59-year-old father of three, Mark Knapp while driving drunk in Weedsport, New York earlier this month, local NBC affiliate broadcaster WSTM-TV reports.

According to Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck, Knapp was driving his tractor to have it washed when the 31-year-old Guatemalan illegal, driving drunk, smashed into the father of three and retired electrician’s tractor. Knapp was reportedly ejected and died at the scene.

Knapp is survived by his wife Sharon, his three daughters, Kaitlynne, Samantha, and Christy, and his grandson, Coby.

After the crash had occurred, police say that Perez-Velasquez fled the scene, but was caught shortly after by sheriff’s deputies. Not only was the Guatemalan national driving drunk while in the country illegally, but he didn’t even have a license to be operating the vehicle.

One month prior to the deadly incident, Wayne County Jail failed to turn over Perez-Velasquez to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency when he was released from the jail’s custody after serving time for a drunk driving charge.

Perez-Velasquez, in that drunk driving case, actually ran from police before he was eventually captured and charged.

“Had Mr. Perez-Velasquez been detained by ICE after his October 2019, DUI arrest, a life might have been spared,” Acting ICE Director Matt Albence told CNY Central.

“Sanctuary jurisdictions that do not honor detainers or allow us access to jails and prisons are shielding criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and jeopardizing the lives of law-abiding citizens,” Albence added.

Perez-Valesquez had previously been arrested and detained by Border Patrol agents in May 2007 after attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexico border, ICE officials have confirmed. The Guatemalan national was then deported back to his homeland but managed to return back the US at some point.

36 thoughts on “Deportee Kills Father Of Three While Driving Drunk”
  1. Disgusting! Sanctuary cities elevate the interest of illegal aliens over their own constituents, the citizens.

  2. The family should be allowed to Sue the authorities who deliberately release the illegal criminal slime to kill American citizens ! The prison authorities who deliberately did not notify ICE and prevent the tragedy should lose their jobs !!!

  3. It’s time to take away federal funding to these sanctuary states, since they choose not to abide to the laws of the land and protect illigal aliens

  4. Oh PLEASE let us have more and more sanctuary cities and states where LOTS MORE illegals can stay out in public and KILL more innocent American citizens!!! Personally, I don’t think this piece of trash should have a trial……….give him EXACTLY what he gave the poor guy he killed!!!!!

  5. So thanks again to these sanctuary cities another American has been killed leaving his family without a father. How many have to die before any changes are made? Just like a intersection that does not have stop signs X amount of people need to die before that city puts up the signs and the only reason they do it is so they do not get sued. Just like everything else almost nobody cares until it happens to one of your family members and then its too late. Something needs to be done and if our present government officials will not do something, in 2020 voters can elect some that will.

  6. How many more innocent Americans are going to die because of illegal aliens in this country. When are these useless politicians going to do something. Or unfortunately they will not do anything until one of their family members are killed by an illegal alien

  7. Democrats are destroying this country with their sanctuary cities and harboring illegals immigrants by their refusal to communicate and cooperate with our ICE Agents! People are dying because the Swamp Democrats refuse to do the right thing. The American People Must Come Together And Tell The Democrats ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! WE ARE TIRED OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS DYING BECAUSE OF THEIR INCOMPETENCE. SICK AND TIRED OF DEMOCRATS SITTING ON THEIR HANDS WHILE AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE DYING BY THE HANDS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS. HOLD DEMOCRATS ACCOUNTABLE WITH AMERICAN BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS. VOTE OUT OF OFFICE THESE DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS!

  8. Omg
    What is it with protecting these illegals ?why should we be subjected to these criminals? Look what he did to mr Knapp and his family !!!
    Make sanctuary cities illegal change the laws 🙏for his family 😪

  9. I just can’t believe this is happening again. Democrats just don’t care about other people’s lives, they care more about illegals than American lives.He was a father with three kids, trying to make a living for his family.He came back over here illegally again because of Nancy Pelosi and Congress keeping our borders open to them. Their goal and only goal is impeaching our President. That’s the only thing on Nancy Pelosi and Congress. I think Nancy Pelosi and Congess should be arrested for the murder of this father.

  10. Hope the Cayuga County voters come to their senses and have their legislatures get rid of this idiotic sanctuary city policy!!!

  11. Another sanctuary city claims another American citizen’s life. Killed one and destroyed the lives of his family. It sickens me. The city leaders should be on trial along with the murderer. I am disgusted with this whole thing. When do the citizens of this nation finally count? Do the illegal invaders have to kill your child first?

  12. Get rid of all illegal deported immigrant migrants or all Americans will be runned over by drunks.

  13. How many US citizens have to die before voters oust the officials refusing to get these criminal illegals out of here?

  14. The crimes committed by illegal immigrants in each jurisdiction should be reference by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for that district in a RICO indictment of the public officials involved. The family’s victimized by the illegal immigrant’s crime should be able to to sue those same officials for malfeasance in office.

    Talk about “”Deplorable’s””

  15. These type of criminals, are the ones fully supported, welcomed and protected by WA State Lib Politicians.
    In WA State you can be charged with a Hate Crime by the lib AG for calling those fugitives of the law “illegal aliens” These Politically Correct lib Law Makers, condone Law Breakers do as they please.

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