Aug 4, 2011 7:01 PM

Agents apprehend dangerous felon

TUCSON - A 32-year-old illegal immigrant previously convicted of negligent homicide was apprehended Tuesday by Douglas Station Border Patrol agents.

Agents arrested Vanessa Francisca Rico-Verdugo, a Mexican national, for illegally entering the United States east of the Douglas Port of Entry.

During processing at the Douglas Station, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) revealed Rico-Verdugo was convicted in September 2001 for Negligent Homicide in Maricopa County. She was sentenced to nine months in prison and four years of probation.

IAFIS also revealed Rico-Verdugo received a formal order of removal from an immigration judge on Nov. 27, 2001, and was deported through the Nogales Port of Entry. Rico-Verdugo is being criminally prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for illegal re-entry of a convicted felon. Following the judicial process, Rico-Verdugo will be removed from the United States.


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