ICE confirms suspect in Shakopee slaying is an illegal immigrant

Anthony Gockowski

Alexis Saborit-Viltres, the 42-year-old man who beheaded a woman in Shakopee, Minnesota last week is an illegal alien from Cuba, Alpha News has learned.

“Alexis Saborit-Viltres, 42, is a citizen of Cuba who is unlawfully present in the United States. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has not placed a detainer on Saborit-Viltres following his recent arrest for second-degree murder in Shakopee, Minnesota,” ICE spokesperson Shawn Neudauer told Alpha News Tuesday.

Neudauer confirmed that Saborit-Viltres’s criminal history includes multiple convictions in Minnesota and Louisiana for domestic abuse, DUI, and fleeing a police officer. He has pending charges for first-degree arson, first-degree criminal damage to property, and obstruction of the legal process stemming from a 2020 arrest in Scott County.

ICE previously attempted to remove Saborit-Viltres to Cuba in 2012 but was unsuccessful because his home country wouldn’t approve the necessary travel documents, an ICE official explained. He was eventually released on an order of supervision.

The 2001 Supreme Court decision Zadvydas v. Davis limits the length of time under the Immigration and Nationality Act that ICE can detain noncitizens who are subject to a deportation order, the official said.

The ruling generally precludes the agency from holding noncitizens with final orders of removal for more than six months if their actual removal cannot occur in the reasonably foreseeable future. This is often due to a foreign government’s refusal to accept the repatriation of its nationals, according to the ICE official.

So when Saborit-Viltres asked to be deported during his first court appearance last week, he likely knew it couldn’t happen because his home country won’t take him back.

Saborit-Viltres faces a charge of second-degree intentional murder in the July 28 killing of 55-year-old America Mafalda Thayer. The Cuban national used a machete to execute his victim in a car in the middle of a residential intersection, a gruesome display that was witnessed and filmed by multiple bystanders.

9 comments on “ICE confirms suspect in Shakopee slaying is an illegal immigrant

  1. Somehow I knew he was going to be an illegal. With a machete I guessed Dominican Republic but I should have known cane cutters in Cuba, though someone assured me they cut sugar cane elsewhere in Latin America. Thanks for putting up the original document. I had seen the news but couldn’t find any original info.

    Thanks so much for the reblogs! Please keep staying safe! This Covid appears more contagious and some people do have to have oxygen at home, if not hospitalized. I don’t know if people frequently need oxygen for flu or not.

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    • Cuba cleaned out their prisons and put them on a boat to send them our way, now they won’t take them back! There’s about 130 countries that grows sugarcane, Pakistan is a big producer, Brazil, India, China, Thailand, South Asia, South America, including United States. Sugarcane grows best in warm climate and in tropical regions.
      It’s always a pleasure to reblog your posts, they’re so informative, you really do your research.
      Thanks, you stay safe too! Anyone that gets the flu who have breathing problems before and it settles in their chest they can get pneumonia and need oxygen.

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  2. Thanks for this info and kind words. I know that Cuba and the USSR emptied their prisons in the past, and Rubio warned that Cuba might do it again, but didn’t know they were doing it. Of course, Europe emptied their prisons here, too, and maybe one reason for the American Revolution. I wonder if they use machetes in those other countries, too. If you aren’t an RN you would have been a great one. They used to far know more than MDs. Now neither doctors nor nurses seem to know much. You will like this video of the husky. If I heard it I wouldn’t know what it was:

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    • Machetes seem to be a household item in many countries they use them to slaughter animals, and Hawaii uses them to cut bananas, coconuts and pineapples out of the trees and I bet dollars to donuts they have them in their backpacks when they cross the border!
      A lot of people think I am or should be an RN… My sister-in-law is a nurse and she thought I should be a nurse the first day she met me and my husband’s sister is a nurse and she said the same thing. When I volunteered with the animals they all thought I should be a veterinarian.
      There’s never a dull moment with a husky in your life, they’re quite the characters.
      Take care and stay safe 😇🙏🍀

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