That's not the worst of it.
He was out on bail when he is alleged to have committed the execution-style murders. What were the crimes for which he was out on bail? Well, Jose Carranza was indicted on 31 counts stemming from an alleged rape of a five-year old, and was separately charged with assault stemming from a bar fight.
Did no one in New Jersey find something wrong with releasing an illegal alien who had no right to even be in the United States on bail? Law enforcement had him in custody twice before and took no action to deport him at that time.
Now, he's alleged to have murdered three people and injured a fourth.
The failure to take border control seriously and to deal with illegal aliens as a matter of law enforcement and security appears to have cost three Newark residents their lives.
Jose Carranza is a one-man crime spree and having him off the streets will do quite a bit to reduce crime in Newark.
According to court records, Carranza was indicted by grand juries in New Jersey twice this year — in April on aggravated assault and weapons charges; and in July on 31 counts which included aggravated sexual assault of a child under 13 years old and endangering the welfare of a child he had a duty to supervise.He should never have been released after his first crime, based on his immigration status, and that he was released after the second arrest shows just how screwed up the criminal justice and immigration process is. It will likely take a triple murder to ensure that Carranza gets the prison sentence and subsequent deportation he deserves.
Questions have been raised about why Carranza, who is from Peru and was residing in the country illegally, was released after the previous charges.
Authorities do not believe the four victims knew the assailants before encountering them Saturday. Carranza and the teen are not related, Dow said, but she didn't elaborate on how they knew each other. The teen's name was not released because of his age.
The four victims, friends aged 18 to 20, were shot while visiting in a school yard not far from their homes Saturday night. Authorities have said robbery appeared to be the motive.
Terrance Aeriel, 18, Dashon Harvey, 20, and Iofemi Hightower, 20, were forced to kneel against a wall and were shot at close range. The fourth victim, 19-year-old Natasha Aeriel, Terrance Aeriel's sister, survived a wound to her head and is hospitalized.
Despite being under sedation for periods of time, Natasha Aeriel was able to help authorities identify the suspects, the mayor said.
CNN would have you believe that this guy was an undocumented immigrant.
An undocumented immigrant pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and related charges in the execution-style slayings of three college students in a schoolyard.Why obfuscate the ugly reality - he was an illegal alien. He was in the US illegally and he not only murdered three college students, but before that raped a child repeatedly over a period of months, and assaulted someone in a bar.
Oh, and he was using a bogus Social Security card.
Others blogging: Michelle Malkin (who remains a staunch critic of the Administration's lax immigration enforcement), Ace, and LaShawn Barber (who comments on Hispanics targeting African Americans).
A third suspect has been taken into custody but hasn't been arrested as yet. He is a minor.
A third suspect wanted in connection with the execution-style killings of three college students Saturday night in a Newark schoolyard was taken into custody this afternoon, law enforcement sources said.
The suspect, a juvenile, was removed from a home in Morristown, the sources said.
Paul Louriquet, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, said "there have been developments with a third suspect, but not an arrest."
Investigators believe up to five people participated in the crime, which was chilling enough to thrust New Jersey's largest city into the national spotlight. Jose Larchire Carranza, a 28-year-old illegal immigrant from Peru and a 15-year-old boy are already in custody. Authorities are still looking to question one more adult and one juvenile, law enforcement officials with knowledge of the investigation said.