Carson City Sheriff told by feds that man suspected in 4 murders in Nevada was in the US illegally
This undated photo provided by the Carson City Sheriff's Office in Carson City, Nev., shows suspect Wilbur Martinez-Guzman. Authorities investigating four recent Nevada killings say murder charges are pending against Martinez-Guzman, suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. (Carson City Sheriff's Office via AP)
RENO, Nev. (AP) 01/22 — Federal authorities say a man suspected of shooting and killing four people in Nevada over the past few weeks, was in the U.S. illegally, adding fuel to the immigration debate.
President Donald Trump has seized on the killings as evidence of the need for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.
It was not clear Tuesday where 20-year-old Wilbur Martinez-Guzman was from or how he came to the U.S.
He has been jailed in Carson City since Saturday on possession of stolen property, burglary and immigration charges.
Authorities have said they expect to file murder charges against him in the shooting deaths of an elderly Reno couple and two women in a nearby town.
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said that federal immigration authorities told his office Martinez-Guzman was in the country illegally.
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