Previously Deported Mexican Illegal Held in Grisly Double Murder of Girlfriend and Her Child
Previously deported illegal alien Prudencio Juan Fragos-Ramirez in court on Monday,photo by KEPR-TV via KOMO-TV
A man who was deported to Mexico last year but returned to the U.S. is being held on $1 million bail in the July 2 double murder of his girlfriend and her young child in Franklin County in Washington state.
The Tri-City Herald reported 25 year-old Prudencio Juan Fragos-Ramirez was charged with murdering 18 year-old Maria G. Cruiz-Calvillo and her 3 year-old son Luis F. Lopez-Cruz by first shooting them then setting them on fire. The child’s fourth birthday would have been this Thursday.
The coroner is reported as saying the child was likely still alive when he was set aflame.
Fragos-Ramirez is being held on probable cause for the murders while prosecutors review the case.
“Fragos-Ramirez was arrested hours into the investigation at his home less than a mile from where the bodies were found. He appeared Monday in Franklin County Superior Court, where Judge Carrie Runge set bail at $1 million.
“Runge ordered Fragos-Ramirez, who has previous convictions for DUI and driving while suspended, held for up to 72 hours while prosecutors determine what charges to file. Prosecutors say Fragos-Ramirez was deported in 2014 and got back into the country illegally.”
KEPR-TV reported Fragos-Ramirez was deported to Mexico last year.
“The 18-year old woman and her son haven’t been seen since last week.Deputies say their bodies were found in a burning car at Scooteney and Hendricks road last Thursday. Documents also say Fragos had been deported to Mexico last year.”