Illegal alien, Jose Bryan Guzman has been charged with murdering his 19-year-old girlfriend in August. Guzman has been living in Durham North Carolina, and has been freed by the Sanctuary County.

The 18-year-old illegal immigrant from El Salvador, Guzman was allegedly dating then-girlfriend, Marlene Yamileth Portillo-Posada who was 19. On August 24th, Guzman acted out of anger and strangled her to death, because he thought she was cheating.

Guzman fled to Lousiana in the following month, however, the Durham Police Department was able to find and arrest Guzman.

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A law enforcement source confirmed to Breitbart News that Guzman is an illegal alien who arrived in the U.S. around September 2015 and was given a notice to appear in immigration court by Border Patrol. It is likely that Guzman arrived as an Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) and was thus released into the interior of the country.

As of this year, Guzman remains in deportation proceedings.

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In December 2018, Guzman was arrested by the Durham Police Department after allegedly robbing two victims at gunpoint in separate incidents. The same month as the armed robberies, Durham County Sheriff Clarence Birkhead announced that he was ending all cooperation with ICE, turning the region into a sanctuary jurisdiction.

Subsequently, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency requested that the sanctuary county of Durham County hold Guzman until he could be properly turned over to agents.

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Instead, Durham County officials ignored ICE’s request and released him into the general public in March — six months before he allegedly murdered his girlfriend. In a statement to Breitbart News, an ICE official said that agents “will again seek to take custody” of Guzman “should he be released from local custody for any reason.