Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kesler Dufrene freed by Obama deportation freeze went on to murder three people

A Haitian immigrant, freed after the Obama Administration halted deportations to his native country, went on to kill three people before shooting himself, police say.

Twice convicted felon, Kesler Dufrene, of Manatee County, Florida, was due to be deported after a five-year jail term ended in October 2010.

But deportations to Haiti were temporarily halted after the country was rocked by a devastating earthquake in January that year.

Two months after his release, Dufrene, 23, went on to slaughter three people including 15-year-old Ashley Chow, in North Miami, according to police.

Ashley, a High School student who dreamed of becoming a lawyer, lived in the house in the 400 block of Northwest 134th Street, along with other victims Harlen Peralta, 25, and her boyfriend, Israel Rincon, 35.

After worried relatives called police on January 2, 2011, officers burst into the house to discover all three had been shot dead.

DNA found on a rifle left inside the house and mobile phone tracking technology linked Dufrene to the murders. Read More