May 11, 2007, - 2:23 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE ****
It appears that both a suspect and the victim of Monday’s Luxor Hotel bombing in Las Vegas are illegal aliens. As I noted earlier today, the victim was Willebaldo Durantes-Antonio, who was killed in the explosion. As I also noted, Vegas police say that a suspect in the bombing had outstanding warrants for possessing false IDs and documents, indicating that he/she, too, is an illegal alien.
From KVBC/NBC Channel 3:
Metro [the Las Vegas Metro Police Department] also confirmed that they believe Willebaldo was in the country illegally. They say while that has made it difficult to interview friends and family members, it hasn’t had any other bearing on the case. “This investigation is not about their immigration status. This investigation is about a murder,” said [Las Vegas Metro PD's Lew] Roberts.
News 3 also asked Metro about reports that the bombing might be linked to a domestic situation involving Willebaldo juggling two girlfriends at the same time. They confirm that they have also heard that information and are in the process of checking it out.
So, why is this “not about their immigration status”? Is Las Vegas a “sanctuary city” for terrorists and other criminals?
Oh, and uh, WHERE THE HECK IS ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)?!
What illegal immigration happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
**** UPDATE: Las Vegas’ KLAS-TV reports that it is an illegal alien love triangle, involving an anchor baby (thanks to reader Steve for the tip):
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the bombing at the Luxor that killed 24-year-old Wuilibaldo Dorantes Antonio.
Police have arrested 32-year-old Omar Rueda-Denvers, who is from Panama. They also arrested 27-year-old Porfirro Durate-Herrera, a Nicaraugan. Police say both men are in the country illegally. . . .
Police say the motive for the crime was domestic. They say that the victim was dating one of the suspect’s former girlfriends. That girlfriend, who had previously dated Omar Rueda-Denvers, witnessed the explosion.
Police say Rueda-Denvers had been kicked off the Luxor property several times in recent months for harassing the woman. Police say she had a child with Rueda-Denvers and would not let him see the child. He was most recently kicked off of the Luxor property two months ago.
“As the Illegal Alien World Turns.”
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