An MS-13 gang member who entered the United States as a so-called “unaccompanied minor” is now being accused of murdering a man in the Houston, Texas area.
Franklin Platero-Rodriguez, 21-years-old, originally entered the U.S. illegally after crossing the southern border. After being deported, Platero-Rodriguez re-entered the country as an unaccompanied minor, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials told Fox News.
According to the Berkeley County Sheriff Department, Platero-Rodriguez was arrested in Ladson, South Carolina after allegedly murdering a man in the Houston area.
Authorities claim that Platero-Rodriguez killed the man and then disposed of the man’s body in the trunk of his car and lit him on fire, leaving the entire car to burn. That’s when Platero-Rodriguez ditched town for South Carolina, police say.