SHAKOPEE, MN (The Shakopee Valley News) – A 27-year-old woman who was killed in Shakopee on Aug. 12 has been identified as Enedelia Perez Garcia, 27, and on Tuesday prosecutors charged an illegal immigrant, Fraider Diaz-Carbajal, 35, with second-degree murder in her death.
After Diaz-Carbajal was arrested, deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed an immigration detainer with the Scott County Jail on Carbajal for suspected immigration violations, according to ICE spokesman Shawn Neudauer.
Diaz-Carbajal’s criminal history includes numerous misdemeanor convictions, including three DUIs and one felony domestic assault conviction. On Dec. 17, 2012, a federal immigration judge ordered Diaz-Carbajal deported to Mexico, and ICE officers removed him two days later, according to Neudauer. Since then he illegally re-entered the United States, which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.
At about 4:02 p.m. on Aug. 12, Shakopee police were dispatched to a fight call involving a knife at Diaz-Carbajal’s townhome, 1279 Taylor St., No. 6., and while on the way to the Taylor Ridge Towhomes, they were told a male had a knife and a female was possibly dead.
According to the charging documents, officers found a bloody scene in the upstairs bedroom: Diaz-Carbajal was lying with his head resting on the stomach and chest of Garcia, who was sitting on the floor with her back against the wall and did not appear to be breathing. Diaz-Carbajal’s throat was cut with a 6 to 8-inch-long laceration and there were several stab wounds in his abdomen. He was “taking occasional breaths and moving” and a large, bloody knife was at his left side.
Garcia had a large amount of blood around her neck and head area, “multiple stab wounds all over her body,” had no pulse and was not breathing.
Officers performed first aid on both of them, but when Allina paramedics arrived, they pronounced Garcia dead. Diaz-Carbajal was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center.
Through a translator, he was read his rights and asked if he understood the charges against him, to which he replied, “No.” He told Scott County District Judge Christian Wilton he had not been working and has lived in Shakopee for 18 years.
His bond was set at $1.5 million cash bail or bond with conditions, or an unconditional $5 million bail. Wilton noted he has a lengthy criminal record. State records show he was convicted of DUI in Sibley County in 2004 and Scott County in 2008.
He faces a maximum penalty of up to 40 years in prison on the murder charge. If convicted, he would serve his time and then be subject to deportation.