A twice-deported illegal immigrant from Mexico is being charged in the brutal murder of a 66-year-old homeless woman.
Nurten Seljuk’s lifeless body was found in the driveway of the Main Street Armory in New Rochelle on Friday and police have charged Jose F. Olmos, also known as Jose Olmos-Torres with her murder. According to immigration officials, Olmos-Torres returned to the U.S. on at least three prior occasions.
“Jose Olmos-Torres, an illegally present citizen and national of Mexico, was previously removed from the U.S. as an expedited removal on two separate occasions in 2009,” said Racheal Yong, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “At some point thereafter, Olmos-Torres illegally re-entered the U.S. in violation of immigration law for the third time.”
It’s alleged that Olmos-Torres beat the 66-year-old homeless woman, Seljuk, to death during the early morning hours of July 27th, according to a criminal complaint. He was arrested the next day and charged with second-degree murder.
Police said neither Sejuk nor Olmos-Torres have a permanent address and that both were part of a larger homeless population that congregates outside the Armory building, where according to local media reports, Seljuk’s body was first discovered.
Requests have been made with the New Rochelle Police Department by ICE that Olmos-Torres be immediately transferred to federal custody after the outcome of his prosecution and any possible related jail sentence has been handed down.
Olmos-Torres is being arraigned on a Murder 2 charge and is due in New Rochelle City Court on Friday for a Felony Hearing.
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