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Criminal record of Maturino Resendez
July 13, 1999
(CNN) -- Before Angel Maturino Resendez, previously known as Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, turned himself in to U.S. authorities on Tuesday, the railway serial murder suspect had the following criminal record:
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First reported attempt to enter the United States ended with
his arrest by U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
agents at the port of entry in Brownsville, Texas. He was
returned to Mexico.
September 11, 1976
Released to INS agents after his arrest in Sterling
October 2, 1976
Arrested by the Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas, and returned
September 6, 1979
Received 20-year prison sentence after his conviction in
Miami on burglary, auto theft and aggravated assault charges.
September 13, 1985
Paroled and then deported to Mexico from Brownsville.
October 10, 1985
Received 18-month sentence for falsely claiming U.S.
citizenship after his arrest in El Reno, Oklahoma.
May 19, 1986
Received traffic citation in Burlington, Vermont.
June 1, 1986
Apprehended in Laredo, Texas, for illegal re-entry into the
United States and a false claim of U.S. citizenship. Received
an 18-month sentence.
Deported to Mexico from Brownsville.
Apprehended by INS agents in Dallas and deported to Mexico
January 19, 1988
Arrested in New Orleans on charges of defrauding an innkeeper
and possessing a concealed weapon. Charges were dropped
because of a lack of evidence.
November 30, 1988
Apprehended by INS agents in St. Louis. Received a 30-month
sentence for attempting to secure Social Security cards and
other documents with false information, possessing a firearm
and illegal entry. Documents found on Maturino Resendez
included applications for birth certificates and a receipt
for a Texas driver's license.
April 3, 1992
Pleaded guilty in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to burglary
charges. Received 18-month sentence and was paroled a year
later from Western New Mexico Corrections facility in Grants,
June 9, 1993
Arrested by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper in
Carson County and sentenced to 29 days for evading arrest.
August 19, 1995
Arrested by Santa Fe Railroad police for trespassing and
possessing a firearm, in a rail yard in San Bernadino,
August 29, 1997
The first slaying victim linked to Maturino Resendez was found
in Lexington, Kentucky. Christopher Maier, a University of
Kentucky student, was found beaten to death along railroad
tracks. His girlfriend was sexually assaulted and beaten, but
Since then he has become a suspect in at least seven other
slayings in Texas and Illinois.
Sources: Law enforcement officials.
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July 11, 1999
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July 7, 1999
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July 3, 1999
INS told about murder suspect, but freed him
July 1, 1999
INS under investigation for handling of 'railway killer' suspect
June 30, 1999
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