Mexican Who Tried to Threaten Girlfriend into Marriage Gets Federal Time for Illegally Re-Entering the Country
|Aug. 28, 2013|
LAREDO, Texas – Alejandro Mendoza-Delgado, a 35-year-old citizen of Mexico, has been handed a more than two-year federal prison sentence for entering the United States illegally after having been deported, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Mendoza-Delgado pleaded guilty March 12, 2013.
Today, U.S. District Judge Diana N. Saldaña handed Mendoza-Delgado a sentence of 28 months. At the hearing, evidence established that Mendoza-Delgado was previously deported on Nov. 7, 2012, after serving a two-year sentence for using a pistol to threaten to kill his then girlfriend and her family if she did not marry him.
On Jan. 19, 2013, Border Patrol (BP) agents encountered Mendoza-Delgado at the BP checkpoint 29 miles north of Laredo as a passenger aboard a commercial bus headed for San Antonio. Agents arrested him after they discovered he did not have permission to enter or remain in the United States.
Agents ran a background check and discovered Mendoza-Delgado had been previously convicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The investigation leading to the charges in this case was conducted by Border Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Homero Ramirez prosecuted the case.