While living in Memphis, Tennessee, 33-year-old Carlos Zuniga-Aviles was enjoying life in America. Nevertheless, the Honduran national had been deported five separate times and had snuck back into the country with several different aliases, including the false identity Jose Agurcia-Avila. Although ICE reportedly deported him several times starting in 2010, they failed to keep him out of the United States, and this time he committed a murder.
When Carlos learned that the little boy he was raising was not his biological child, he lost his temper. Instead of just getting angry, Carlos got violent, and he took out his unbridled rage on the infant, killing baby Alexander with blunt force strike to the head.
Because of this murder charge concerning the baby Alexander Lizondro-Chacon, ICE has filed an immigration detainer against him. They don’t want him to escape custody this time as he has many times when faced with ICE officials.
ICE previously deported Carlos back in February 2010, then again in 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016. They have no idea when he last returned – but it was while Trump was in charge, and this time, he killed.
Not only did little Alexander suffer from a blunt-force blow to the head, but the little boy was also suffering from pneumonia and a fractured rib and skull. In other words, the tiny baby died amid the most horrible suffering ever experienced in his short life.
After the boy’s mother told police that he struck the baby several times before his death, Carlos Zuniga-Aviles became the primary murder suspect. He had taken out his rage on the baby after learning that the boy’s mother had been unfaithful to him and fathered the boy with another man.
Because he is now a murder suspect, ICE hopes to hold him in the United States until he undergoes a trial.
“ICE will seek to take him into custody to reinstate his removal order following the resolution of the criminal charges he currently faces,” Ice said in a statement released to the public. Mr. Zuniga-Aviles has been removed from the US five prior times. His most recent removal by ICE to Honduras took place in December 2016.”
Although he had been removed during the end of Obama’s presidency, Zuniga-Aviles created a fake name and slipped right through the border while it was under watch by President Trump. He moved to Memphis where he lived with his girlfriend and her four-month-old son, whom he allegedly killed after learning the boy had a different father.
After the boy’s mother called police claiming he was having trouble breathing, little Alexander died on April 12. The investigation into his death showed that he died from blunt force trauma to his head.
Because she was afraid of Carlos Zuniga-Aviles, the boy’s other Mercy Lizondro-Chacon, denied knowing what had happened to the little boy. But when she was safely away from him, she revealed the entire truth, which made Zuniga-Aviles the prime suspect in the four-month-old’s murder.
Carlos Zuniga-Aviles is held without bond on one charge of first-degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child abuse.
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