Accused chainsaw attacker deported eleven times
His wife sustained serious injuries, but is expected to survive.
An illegal immigrant who allegedly slashed his wife with a chainsaw on their California home was previously deported 11 times before he was arrested Thursday in the horrific attack, immigration officials said.
Alejandro Alvarez, 32, is a “serial immigration violator” who was deported nearly a dozen times since 2005, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lori Haley told the Los Angeles Times. Immigration officials have filed a detainer against Alvarez.
Alvarez is accused of attacking his wife in the couple’s home in Whittier on Wednesday, and their three children were inside, police said.
Alejandro Alvarez, 32, is accused of attacking his wife with a chainsaw. Immigration officials said Alvarez was previously deported 11 times.
(Whittier Police Department)
“When officers arrived they found a female adult who are suffering from traumatic injuries, believed to have been caused by a chainsaw,” the police said in a previous Facebook post about the alleged crime.
Alvarez the woman was taken to the hospital and is recovering from her injuries. She is expected to survive, police said.
The 32-year-old suspect is expected to be charged with attempted murder, child endangerment, hit & run and grand theft auto, police said Thursday.
Records showed Alvarez had a criminal record for his recent arrest. He was charged in 2013 to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and one count of using or being under the influence of a controlled substance. He pleaded no contest to those charges, the Los Angeles Times reported.
He also pleaded no contest to driving under the influence.
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