NORRISTOWN, PA - On Friday, police arrested Freddy Remigio Mendieta-Pando, 23, after his ex-girlfriend’s body was discovered a day earlier, in a heavily wooded area next to the Schuylkill River Trail in Lower Providence Township.
An autopsy determined that 23-year-old Karina Torres died as a result of multiple stab wounds.
At the time she was killed, Torres had an order of protection against Mendieta-Pando.
In a news release, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office stated:
...told two detectives through his cellphone translation application that “I killed my partner.”
“This tragic killing of Karina Torres is the worst end result of domestic violence. The victim was previously strangled and sought help from police, who charged the defendant. Karina then obtained a Protection of Abuse Order. But sadly, the defendant was able to reach her and ultimately killed her,” said [District Attorney Kevin] Steele.
Mendieta-Pando has been charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder and possessing an instrument of crime. He is currently being held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility without bond.
*Montgomery County has long been regarded as a ‘sanctuary’ for illegal aliens. As further demonstration of this policy toward those here illegally, even former Norristown Police Chief Mark Talbot once voiced his support for illegal aliens publicly, by saying at a town meeting: “If I want to be aware of their documentation, I'll be a federal agent...But that is not the case."
In July, Mendieta-Pando was charged with assault, harassment and making terroristic threats, after he reportedly punched and strangled the, now, deceased Torres, according to court documents. At that time he could have been reported to ICE and placed into deportation proceedings, which could have saved this woman’s life.
It’s really very simple…’Sanctuary’ policies equal death!