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Suspect in Fuquay teen's stabbing in US illegally

Posted August 10, 2011

— The man charged with stabbing a Fuquay-Varina teen to death over the weekend is in the U.S. illegally, authorities said Wednesday.

Gabriel Alejandro Maricio Lopez, 20, of 600 Church St., and Alejanero Prada Sanchez, 19, of 307 Linwood St., Apt. 23, are charged with murder in the death of Patricia Perez, 15.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on Lopez after determining that he entered the country illegally, authorities said. No detainer has been placed on Sanchez.

Perez and Lopez were dating, and authorities said they believe Lopez stabbed her to death after an argument. Sanchez witnessed the stabbing, authorities said.

Fishermen found Perez's body early Saturday near a fishing ramp off Farrington Road about one mile north of U.S. Highway 64.

Both men are being held without bond in the Chatham County jail.


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  • storchheim Aug 12, 2011

    There would be a 15 year old walking around if she hadn't "dated" this guy. Oh, the glamor of an older man.

  • SueInNC Aug 12, 2011

    When will people wake up and realize that when we allow illegals to remain in this country (and to come here in the first place), that the illegals have nothing to lose, so committing crimes and giving false names, etc, is something they're going to do and get away with. If we deport this guy, he will come right back. Instead, let's use our tax dollars to put him behind bars where he can't get out and do it again. We can't count on the govt to keep him out of the country, clearly.

  • donski Aug 11, 2011

    A girl is dead and all you are worried about is that he was not legal..... Newflash their are lots of home grown americans who are bad to.

  • coolwill43 Aug 11, 2011

    Guess who have most of all the local, state construction jobs that Obama wants to give more stimulus money to. Look around you this country does not care about the employment of US born citizen’s whose father or mother was born here. Who works on the roads, building, landscape, fast foods, now who pays the taxes for the social service give always? (EBT, Housing, Wick, medical, birth, education, etc. stop the madness send them home. NOGALES, Ariz. — An American immigration agent bounded up the steps of a bus about to cross the United States-Mexico border recently and demanded to see the papers of all those aboard. “Papers!” he shouted, eyeing passengers warily as he walked up and down the aisle. Such checks are not surprising given all the attention focused on illegal immigration these days. But this bus full of migrants was leaving the United States, not entering it.

  • coolwill43 Aug 11, 2011

    Are we to think that since the Sanchez witness the crime he will be given immunity to deportation or his immigration status will not be checked? Will Mexico and the ACLU and the president of this country stop Lopez from being put to death?

  • coolwill43 Aug 11, 2011

    Why is this not in the head line, Wral?

  • somey Aug 10, 2011

    I dont believe it.

  • MudLife Aug 10, 2011

    Court appointed attorney...$$$ Prosecution Man-hours...$$$ Appeals...$$$ Incarceration...$$$ Pain and Suffering…$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Welcoming illegals to this country is expensive!

    LOL so true!!

  • ncpilot2 Aug 10, 2011

    Dear " h3ardita11b4", No one is "bashing immigrants" that I see here. What I do see is a legitimate concern over the disproportinate number of crimes being committed in our country by those here ILLEGALLY. Someone immigrating to this country legally has already displayed a respect for our nation and its borders. Those here illegally have already shown they do not have respect for us and yet demand we take them in, take care of them and their children and pay for their education. If ANY American was to make this same demand in any other country, they would be laughed out of that country.

  • kawbkr Aug 10, 2011

    IMAGINE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!