I need to re-watch the episode since I only caught the last half last Monday. If the father was not charged, I agree that it was a terrible decision. I'm already ticked off at them for not bringing back Salazar when they had the chance.
That whole case was nothing but lousy decisions and very bad policy on the part of the DA's office. I can stomach (barely) Lisa Huertes's deal because without her testimony the other accomplice would never have been caught, but given her cruel behavior towards the victim's parents, I truly think she should've gotten life. This is not a woman who is likely to rehabilitate and be a great member of society in 30 years.
Yeah it stinks since no one responsible for Felicia Ruiz's death has been adequately punished in my opinion. It would be nice for Jesus Salazar at least to get life in prison or the death penalty since everything was his idea, but unfortunately that will only happen if he's not caught in Venezuela. Even worse is Lisa Huerta seems to be advertising on an online dating site for prison inmates. The one thing I can say is I'm a big believer in karma...
It's explained in the article below. Basically the inmate pays a small fee (or their family does) to advertise on a prison dating site and anyone who's interested can reply back to them (the profile lists the address where a person can write them- so even if a prisoner can't access the internet, the person viewing on the outside has the prison address to write to). It's basically the same thing as a pen pal system but online.
Post by Scumhunter on Jun 27, 2015 12:45:37 GMT -5
A Houstn man named Neriah Roberts, wanted in the 2008 slaying of his pregnant girlfriend, was arrested in Venezuela and extradited back to Texas. Even the DA mentioned how normally Venezula doesn't extradite fugitives. Might this give some hope the country may eventually arrest Salazar after all?
Ok this *might* be off-topic but I'm still seeing Salazar's photo is being shared all over the place on different FB "anti-immigration" pages so I'm just going to copy and paste what I said in another thread:
"This isn't really about AMW/The Hunt but this sort of relates somewhat. I some times see this site's cases are shared on Facebook- which is great- what it's about- but what really pisses me off is when the cases are used to make a political statement by the user.
I found out right now Jesus Salazar's profile is being shared all over the place by some anti-immigration groups. And while getting it more views is great- I don't like the underlying tone of racism involved. I agree we need better immigration laws but not every immigrant here illegally came here to commit crimes. I ABSOLUTELY agree there is a problem with illegal immigration and crime and perhaps the sites that originally posted to our profile want to help but some of the people sharing Salazar's photo from those groups sort of give off the impression that they're- well- racist.
I also once saw someone share a photo of a black fugitive (forget who), post it to the NCAAP or one of those type of pages and ask "Why does Al Sharpton not do anything about black-on-black crime? Hypocrite." *sigh*
I post these cases to get justice for families. Salazar's photo should be shared with the intention of getting justice for Felicia Ruiz. A black fugitive's photo should be shared to get justice for the family of whoever he affected just like a white fugitive's photo should. Good and bad guys come in all shapes and sizes.
Please by all means share the cases on this site. But if it's to enhance your political agenda, you can go bleep yourself."
So there. There needs to be immigration reform, even President Obama has admitted. But the reform needs to be for BOTH those who are already here and contributing to our country (and by the way our country would fall apart if we were to send back every illegal immigrant who didn't have a criminal record), and also to make sure we send back those who do commit crimes and prevent those with criminal records from coming here. Not to mention we need to improve the laws to make it easier for immigrants to come here legally. My friend who is an immigration lawyer says part of the reason we have so much illegal immigration is U.S. laws have made it virtually impossible to migrate here legally, or at the very least migrate here legally in a timely matter. I will post an article below which helps explain somewhat.
I am glad Salazar's profile is getting more views and it hopefully leads to more tips. If you're sharing Salazar's photo to get justice for Felicia Ruiz, I appreciate it and kudos to you. But I just wanted to let everyone that's sharing Salazar's profile because they think that every illegal immigrant that comes here is a murderer that I DON'T appreciate their help.
A July 2017 ABC Houston article is titled "Murder suspect on the run for nearly 2 decades may have been back to Houston" but the actual article doesn't say anything specific. Only that he has family in the U.S. and may travel back and forth between There, Venezuela, and/or Colombia.