Illegal Alien Sentenced To Life For Murder Of Ohio Woman

LAKE COUNTY, OH (WKYC) – The man who murdered a Lake County woman in her home last July will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

After labeling Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, as “evil personified,” Lake County Judge John P. O’Donnell sentenced him to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $180,000.

Last month Razo, an illegal immigrant, pleaded guilty to the charges against him regarding the murder of 60-year-old Peggy Kostelnik. She was killed in her Ravenna Road home.

Razo, who doesn’t speak English, sat with a translator who dictated the court proceedings as sentencing was underway.

The judge declared he’s seen no remorse from Razo, while adding he’s never seen his eyes despite several previous court appearances.

The same day Kostelnik was killed, Razo shot another woman.

She survived.

That woman was among several people who tearfully spoke to the court prior to Razo’s sentencing.

“I can never take away my kids seeing me covered in blood, and I can’t take away the terror they felt that day,” she said. “I can’t change how it will shape their life from now on. They don’t see life the same way anymore. Their innocence has been taken from them. The world is now a scary place.”

Razo has been in the Lake County Jail since his arrest on $10 million bond.

When stopped by sheriff’s deputies days earlier on July 7, he admitted that he is an illegal immigrant. However, U.S. Border Patrol officials declined to take custody of Razo, the report shows.

At one point, Razo refused to identify himself, the deputy wrote. “[Notes:Razo] was secured while we spoke with …U.S. Border Patrol, who later decided not to respond to take [Notes:Razo] into custody,” the deputy wrote in his report. “[Notes:Razo] was warned not to return to this property. We cleared.”

It is unclear why Border Patrol refused to take Razo into custody.

*It should also be noted that “police accuse Razo of attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl at Helen Wyman Park, according to FOX 8 News.

Read Margaret “Peggy” Kostelnik’s obit…

5 thoughts on “Illegal Alien Sentenced To Life For Murder Of Ohio Woman

  1. Why are taxpayers having to support him for the rest of his life? Killing one woman, attempting to kill another and attempted rape of a young girl? I think he should get the death penalty. What would his country do to an American who had committed those crimes on their soil?

  2. We should be grateful INS refused to take him . Under Obama laws, they would have turned him loose to do it again and again and again. They did the country a favor by refusing him.

  3. I said send him back home, I was WRONG, how bout the
    death penalty? , makes a lot more sense, u come 2 OUR country & kill, u should die

  4. Direct results of an insane, and openly admitted attempt to “Change American Culture” by the President Obama, who has give the Border Patrol Orders to Stand Down on taking Illegal Aliens into Custody, and upon pain of Discipline and Loss of Job if they disobey his Orders. This makes Obama as guilty of this woman’s murder as the Illegal Alien pictured has turned out to be. Why does Obama get away with it? It is his Color.

  5. A few bullets is cheaper than the crap they put in the veins for the death penalty. Bullets is what the people who is sentenced to death should get…and not wait 60 years for the sentence to be carried out. Either bullets or a rope…let him swing…televise it…so others will KNOW…NOT to come here and kill citizens.

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