An illegal immigrant from Peru has been charged with murder after being arrested by police in Texas, Fox News Digital has learned.
The Maverick County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Roberto Emilio Vasquez-Santamaria, 64, was arrested in connection with a homicide that occurred Monday in Eagle Pass.
According to multiple U.S. Customs and Border Protection sources, Fox News Digital has learned that Vasquez-Santamaria entered Texas illegally in May and was released into the United States with a court date in 2025.
Sources said the migrant was picked up by Border Patrol after promising, in writing, to appear in court for upcoming proceedings. After signing the Notice to Appear on His Own Recognizance (NTA/OR), Vasquez-Santamaria was transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
ICE reportedly handed him over to a non-governmental agency (NGO) in Eagle Pass.
Law enforcement has not released any information about the victim or whether he is a U.S. citizen.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.