Federal officials say a man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in Minnesota before slashing his own throat entered the U.S. illegally after being deported in 2012.
Thirty-five-year-old Fraider Diaz-Carabajal is charged with second-degree murder in the August 12 death of 27-year-old Enedelia Perez Garcia in his apartment in the Minneapolis suburb of Shakopee. Authorities say she suffered multiple stab wounds all over her body.
Diaz-Carbajal was initially hospitalized, then booked into jail Monday. Bail is set at $1.5 million.
Authorities haven’t disclosed a motive.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer says Diaz-Carbajal was deported to Mexico in 2012 because of three drunken-driving convictions and one for domestic assault. He says Diaz-Carabajal later re-entered the country illegally.