December 1, 2021

Illegal alien suspected of killing wife in front of children in Mexico

Former Canyon County, Idaho resident, and an illegal alien. is believed to have murdered his wife in front of their children before fleeing back to Mexico. 

According to a report in Breitbart News, Erasmo Diaz, an illegal alien from Mexico, has been extradited to Canyon County as officials look to solve the 2015 murder of Diaz’s wife, Amparo Godinez-Sanchez.

“According to police, Diaz shot and killed Sanchez in front of two of their three children in Wilder, Idaho. Sometime after the alleged murder, Diaz fled to Mexico, police said,” Breitbart News reported.

A year later, Diaz was indicted on several charges, including second-degree murder, desertion of a child, injury to children, use of a firearm or deadly weapon during the commission of a crime, and destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence

Diaz was arrested by Mexican authorities and extradited back to Idaho last week where he will face the plethora of charges, including that of his wife’s murder. He is expected in court on Dec. 1 and is being held on $5 million bond.

“This is a day we’ve been looking forward to,” Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue said during a press conference last week.

This wasn’t Diaz’s first interaction with authorities, however. The legal immigrant was arrested and charged with aggravated battery against his late wife in 2008.

He somehow evaded deportation at that time, however, he now has a detainer put on him by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) so if he is ever released from local custody he will be turned over to them and arrested for deportation.

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