Media Hides Illegal Status of Immigrant Arrested For Grisly Murder

An illegal immigrant from Honduras was arrested this week for murdering a Missouri man in a meth deal gone bad. But, for some strange reason the media does not want you to know that the killer was here illegally.

You would have to call the prison where the Honduran is being held at to find out his illegal status.

Terry Huighe was beaten and shot 3 times with a shotgun at point blank range. Authorities believe that the murder may be connected to an international meth ring.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported on the shooting and beating death of a Jefferson City man in a meth deal gone bad last week.

The PD described the suspects as a Honduran and a Mexican:

Investigators say one suspect is in jail and another is being sought in the shooting and beating death of a Jefferson County man in a meth deal gone bad.

Terry Huighe, 45, of Barnhart, was killed last weekend. Authorities say Cesar Arnulfo Miranda Martinez, 21, a Honduran who was living in Kansas City, was arrested late Thursday in Kansas City.

Martinez was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action and was being held at the Jefferson County Jail at Hillsboro, with a cash bond set at $1 million.

Authorities say a second suspect has also been charged but remained at large Friday. He is Armando Santoyo, 23, a Mexican living in Kansas City. Authorities said they believed he might have fled to Mexico.

The killing was the first murder recorded this year in Jefferson County.

The two suspects and Huighe had been involved in meth trafficking in Jefferson County, according to Capt. Mark Tulgetske of the Herculaneum police and the St. Louis Area Major Case Squad.

Tulgetske said investigators believe the killing stemmed from a “series of business transactions gone bad” and added, “The investigation is far from over.”

After a call to the Jefferson County Jail in Hillsboro this morning it was confirmed that Martinez is an illegal immigrant.

KSDK reported: “Martinez, a Honduran citizen, allegedly worked with Huighe to transport meth between Kansas City and St. Louis. A second suspect — 23-year-old Armando Santoyo — has not been caught.”

Hat Tip Jamie Allman for discussing this case this morning on 97.1 FM.

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