Note: This one could use further investigation. Commit murders in
Mexico and escape to safety in the U.S. Especially sanctuary states
and cities. Guess he couldn't make it to CA, SF, et al.
Also, how did he get caught in Phoenix??
Triple-murder suspect deported at Nogales
Marcos Samuel Rentería Gaxiola, alias "El Mamut," allegedly confessed
to killing three people – including a toddler – on New Year's Day 2011.
Posted: Friday, December 30, 2011 8:37 am
By Jonathan Clark
A man wanted for the murder of two adults and a toddler in Caborca,
Sonora was arrested by U.S. authorities in Phoenix and handed over to
Mexican law enforcement in Nogales last week, U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement said.
Marcos Samuel Rentería Gaxiola, alias "El Mamut," was deported
through Nogales on Dec. 23, U.S. and Mexican officials said. The 26-
year-old suspect was wanted for the Jan. 1, 2011 murder of two men
and a 2-year-old boy.
"Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland
Security Investigations learned of his presence in the U.S. as part
of an ongoing investigation into suspected criminal activity," said
ICE spokesperson Amber Cargile. "Once we confirmed he was wanted in
Mexico as a homicide suspect, ICE agents apprehended him in Phoenix
and made his subsequent removal a priority."
ICE then worked in collaboration with the U.S. Border Patrol to hand
Rentería over to Mexican law enforcement at the border, Cargill said.
ICE's attaché in Mexico coordinated with officials there, she said.
However, a news release issued by the Sonora State Investigative
Police, or PEI, left out any mention of U.S.-Mexican collaboration in
the case. Instead, the agency said, its agents in Nogales, Sonora
captured Renteria by chance during a routine patrol near the border.
According to the PEI, the agents noticed a group of people being
repatriated to Mexico from the United States on Dec. 23. One of the
deportees reportedly told the officers that he had heard that wanted
murderer "El Mamut" was among the group.
The PEI said the agents then tracked the man down, detained him,
confirmed his identity and confirmed the warrant for his arrest.
After he was transferred to Caborca for questioning, he allegedly
confessed to the New Year's Day murders, though he said he never
intended to kill the child.
Rentería allegedly told investigators that on the day of the murders,
he was outside his parents' house, trying to light a bonfire, when
Emilio Valenzuela, 24, and Jesús Manuel Baez Díaz, 29, pulled up in a
pickup truck and tried to force their way onto the property.
When he blocked their path, Renteria said, the men threatened him and
his family, so he ran into the house and pulled an assault rifle from
under a bed. He then jumped into a vehicle and chased after them.
When he caught up with the men, he saw that they were armed, so he
shot them several times, Renteria allegedly said.
He then fled to Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), and from there crossed
illegally into the United States. He said he didn't know that the
child had been shot until he was on the run.