Border Patrol arrests convicted murderer

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CALEXICO – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported, convicted murderer yesterday in Calexico.

On Wednesday evening, at approximately 6 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station observed a man walking north from the International Border fence near Downtown Calexico. Agents approached the man and determined that he was illegally present in the United States. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the Calexico station for processing.

Border Patrol agents conducted records checks which revealed that Jorge Antonio Negrete-Ramirez, a Mexican national, had spent 365 days in jail for assault in 1991. After being released and placed on probation, he was arrested for murder, convicted and subsequently sentenced to 29 years to life in prison.

Negrete was released from prison on Dec. 16, 2014, and was ordered removed from the United States by an immigration judge.

“This arrest highlights the importance of knowing who is coming into the United States,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “Our agents shield our communities and our country from threats like this everyday.”

Forty-six year old Negrete will be criminally prosecuted for alleged Re-Entry After Removal of a convicted felon.