The man charged with stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in Shakopee has a criminal history that led to his deportation to Mexico several years ago, federal officials said Tuesday.
Enedelia Perez Garcia, 27, died Aug. 12 from “multiple stab wounds all over her body,” according to a second-degree murder charge filed Monday against Fraider Diaz-Carbajal, 35.
Garcia was stabbed in the apartment they once shared. Diaz-Carbajal was hospitalized in critical condition. He was booked into jail Monday.
Federal immigration authorities were notified of Diaz-Carbajal’s jailing because “his immigration status is in question,” Police Capt. Craig Robson said Tuesday.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman Shawn Neudauer said Diaz-Carbajal has three drunken-driving convictions on his record and another conviction for domestic assault against Garcia. A federal immigration judge in December 2012 ordered him deported to Mexico, and ICE officers carried out that order two days later, Neudauer said.
“Since then, he illegally re-entered the United States, which is a felony,” the ICE spokesman said.
Diaz-Carbajal also went by the alias Jose Macias Carrasco and used a birth date that would make him three years younger, according to court records.
The attack occurred when Garcia came to the apartment to retrieve some belongings after moving out “due to the domestic abuse,” court records revealed.
A 22-year-old tenant in another apartment told officers that she heard Garcia and Diaz-Carbajal arguing and then Garcia yell “drop the knife,” according to court documents. The tenant went to Diaz-Carbajal’s bedroom and saw him pinning Garcia against the bed and stabbing her, the complaint continued. She then saw him slash his own throat and stab himself several times in the abdomen, the complaint added.
An online fundraising effort has been initiated on behalf of Garcia’s mother, who wants to have her daughter buried in Mexico.
The page’s sponsor said that Garcia left behind a 7-year-old daughter who lives in California.