A 25-year-old Honduran migrant illegally crossed the southern border by identifying as a minor. He recently received 60 years in prison for killing the father of four who took him in.
In 2021, Yery Noel Medina Ulloa pleaded guilty to stabbing Francisco Javier Cuellar, 46, to death after Cuellar took him into his care.
Florida’s State Attorney Melissa Nelson blamed the federal government for the incident.
“As we have seen time and time again, the federal government’s failure to secure our nation’s border has led to a travesty in a local community,” she said.
“This time, tragically, it was our community after an illegal alien murdered an innocent man. This 60-year sentence, however, ensures Medina Ulloa will never be able to harm another law-abiding citizen,” she added.
At a press conference in Jacksonville, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Ulloa should not have been “dumped” in his state.
“He should have never been in this country to begin with, and definitely should not have been dumped in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said.
Ulloa was allowed to stay in the U.S. after providing border patrol agents with a fake identity, claiming he was 17.
2. According to the New York Post, an illegal immigrant has been charged with the murder of a father of four in Florida. 24-year-old Yery Noel Medina Ulloa was released into the U.S. earlier this year by Biden after he said he was a 17-year-old unaccompanied minor.
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) November 9, 2021
According to BizPacReview, Cuellar provided shelter for Ulloa and gave him a job at his family’s store.
Border police did not find Ulloa until a week after he murdered Cuellar. On Oct. 6, 2021, Cops found him wandering near a lake covered in blood, with a trail of blood leading to Cuellar’s body in his living room.
Police found video surveillance footage of the living room area showing Ulloa “stabbing the victim numerous times and repeatedly hitting him with a chair.”
Ulloa allegedly called his mother crying, saying, “I killed him, I killed him.” He also called a friend to confess and texted that he had killed “Uncle Francisco.”
He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and tampering with evidence, according to Nelson’s office.
“Pursuant to the plea agreement, the Honorable Mark Borello during a March 3, 2023, hearing sentenced Medina Ulloa to 60 years in Florida State Prison,” the attorney’s office stated.
Cuellar was a “compassionate” person who helped anyone in need, according to his daughter, Mary Carmen Cuellar.