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NC: Illegal Alien Charged With 2012 Murder, Was Once Released Due To Sanctuary Policy

DURHAM, NC - On Thursday, Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares, 28, was arrested by agents with the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation at a residence in the 4200 block of Garrett Road on a bench warrant out of Wake County.

He has been charged with the grisly, 2012 murder of University of North Carolina (UNC) student, 19-year-old Faith Hedgepeth.

On August 16, he was arrested in Raleigh, and charged with a DUI.

His blood alcohol level was .20, two-and-a-half times the legal limit, documents said. His driver’s license was temporarily revoked following the charge.
Salguero-Olivares, who had a Chapel Hill address listed, was also charged with no operator’s license, no liability insurance, an open container alcohol violation and a registration violation, according to court records.
He failed to appear in court Sept. 3 and an outstanding order for his arrest was issued Sept. 7, court documents showed.

Despite his immigration status, Salguero-Olivares was released back onto the streets because, since taking office on December 3, 2018, Wake County Sheriff Gerald M. Baker has refused to enforce ICE holds, turning Wake into a ‘sanctuary county’ for criminal aliens.

Since investigators have stated that Salguero-Olivares had no known connection to Hedgepeth, it is very likely that Salguero-Olivares has other arrests in his past, since his DNA was recently matched to the murder scene.

On Sept. 7, 2012, Hedgepeth’s body was found in her off-campus apartment, she had been beaten to death. An autopsy report discovered that she had been raped.

Salguero-Olivares has been charged with first-degree murder, and is currently being held at the Durham County Detention Center without bond.

At the time of her death, Hedgepeth was a sophomore at UNC, and planned on becoming a pediatrician.

*It should be noted that the city of Durham, Wake County and Orange County (where UNC is located) have all implemented sanctuary policies for illegal aliens. As more details about this case emerge, we will likely see more evidence of how those policies may have allowed this murder suspect to stay on the streets for the last nine years.

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