An illegal alien from Mexico has pleaded guilty to the April 2014 strangulation murder of Syiatlana Dranko, 30, in her New Jersey home.
As part of a plea bargain, Juan Jimenez-Olivera, also 30, will be jailed for a minimum of 30 years without parole in the death of his pizzeria co-worker after which he will be subject to deportation. He entered a guilty plea on the following charges: murder, aggravated arson, desecrating human remains, theft, hindering apprehension, and evidence tampering.
Prosecutors reportedly agreed to drop a first-degree aggravated sexual assault charge as part of the plea deal.
If convicted on all of the original charges in a trial, the offender in the Dranko murder reportedly could have faced more than 100 years behind bars.
Jimenez-Olivera is due back in Somerset County Superior Court for sentencing on Sept. 18. In the meantime, he is being held in Somerset County Jail without bail.
“Dranko’s sister and her husband were in court…when Jimenez-Olivera admitted that he strangled Dranko on April 29, set fire to her body and her Bloomingdale Drive townhouse to cover up the crime, stole $6,000 from her and lied to the police about his involvement in the crime before turning himself in two days later,” NJ.com reported.
“Detectives said the two did not have a romantic relationship and were only workplace acquaintances,” the Daily Mail added.
Separately, a California law enforcement official suggested that federal and state government officials are responsible for the death of woman who was asleep in her house when she was allegedly raped and beaten with a hammer by a multiple-times arrested illegal immigrant and an accomplice.
The victim, Air Force vet Marilyn Pharis, 64, a civilian employee at Vandenberg Air Force Base, died about a week later in a local hospital.
“I think this is a national issue — it starts with administration and their policies. You can draw a direct line to this governor and Legislature. I am not remiss to say that from Washington D.C. to Sacramento, there is a blood trail to Marilyn Pharis’ bedroom,” declared Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin, according to FoxNews.com.
The suspect, Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, is currently being held on $1 million bail in Santa Barbara County Jail on charges that include murder, burglary, and sexual assault, the Santa Maria Times explained.
Alluding to the Obama administration’s so-called prosecutorial discretion policy when it comes to deportation, “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement admitted in a statement it did not issue an immigration detainer, which would have led to deportation, for Ramirez following the most recent arrest. The agency said its decision was ‘based on the agency’s enforcement priorities after a thorough review of his case history showed he had no prior deportations or felony criminal convictions,'” Fox News added.
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