[Ed. – Another person who might be alive if the border were not so porous.]
Authorities in Massachusetts have charged an undocumented immigrant with murder after he allegedly stabbed three fellow crew members, one fatally, on a fishing boat 55 miles off the coast.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts announced the charges on Monday, one day after they say Franklin Freddy Meave Vázquez got into a fight on the ship he was working on, the Captain Billy Haver, and three people were injured. One of those members of the crew died.
The 27-year-old Vázquez, a native of Mexico, was in the country illegally, according to the Department of Justice.
Since the crime took place within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States it is considered a federal case. Vázquez was charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.
The fishing boat, which has its home port in Virginia, was near Nantucket when one of seven crew members said he was assaulted by Vázquez with a hammer and a knife, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.