The illegal alien has been using five different aliases, because he has already been deported five times.
The man accused of beating a 4-month-old child to death in Memphis was in the United States illegally and had been deported five times, according to local immigrant officials.
And he was using an alias.
Jose Avila-Agurcia – whose real name is Carlos Zuniga-Aviles – was charged with first-degree murder, along with other charges, after police said he punched the baby so hard it stopped breathing.
The child was taken to Le Bonheur in extremely critical condition, but the child was pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to a police report, Zuniga-Aviles confessed that he punched the child in the head multiple times when he learned the child was not his.
The suspect was using an alias because he was an “unlawfully present Honduran national,” according to local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
FOX13 uncovered several federal documents that reveal Zuniga-Aviles has used at least four different aliases since 2010.
Zuniga-Aviles was previously deported from the U.S. in Feb. 2010, Jan. 2011, March 2012, Nov. 2015, and Dec. 2016. These removals took place in Texas, Louisiana, and Utah.
The most recent removal came when ICE Agents tracked him down after he was in custody in Salt Lake County, Utah. He was arrested in 2016 for possession of heroin and cocaine.
ICE officials said they will take Zuniga-Aviles into custody to “reinstate his removal order following the resolution of the criminal charges he currently faces.” He illegally re-entered the U.S. after being deported in 2016, which is a felony.
The attorney representing Whatever-name-he’s-using-now is quick to point how we shouldn’t rush to judgement or vilify him.
On April 12, the mother called dispatch saying the infant was having difficulties breathing. She called 911 and then began administering CPR. The victim was then rushed to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in extremely critical condition, where he later died.
The Shelby County Medical Examiner ruled the child’s death a homicide, saying he had sustained injuries consistent with blunt force trauma, including a fractured skull, fractured ribs and a serious case of pneumonia.
Several days later, the mother returned to the police department claiming that a man had confessed to her that he had killed the child.
He reportedly stated he believed himself to be the child’s father, but after the child’s birth discovered that was not the case.
He struck the child multiple times in the head, killing him, police said.
“She pretty much touched the kid and told her that the kid was dead, and she … became crazy,” the woman said. “(She) was crying. She never thought this could happen to her because her kid was healthy.”