In March of this year, Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, was arrested in Virginia after assaulting his 20-year-old wife. According to his wife’s mother, Lindsay McDannold, Vazquez demanded that his wife give him her social security number so that he could secure U.S. citizenship. Vazquez was in the United States as a DACA recipient. He had apparently married McDannold’s daughter in a secret attempt to gain citizenship after his DACA status had expired — said his mother-in-law. She also said that her daughter was not aware of Vazquez’s immigration status until after the two of them were married.
According to his former mother-in-law, Vazquez was demanding her daughter’s social security number for his citizenship application. When his wife refused to give him her personal information, Vazquez choked her and dragged her up the stairs by her hair. She was unconscious at times during the ordeal. Vazquez was arrested in March for the beating, accused of abduction by force. However, he was released on a $20,000 bond, in spite of objections by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who flagged the case for deportation. ICE attempted to gain custody of Vazquez, however, an immigration judge released him instead after the case was moved from Circuit Court to juvenile court. The charges were dropped from kidnapping to simple assault and battery. Vazquez was only given probation.
McDannold said that Vazquez tainted both she and her daughter when they showed up in the courtroom to testify. He had no remorse, according to his former mother-in-law. He was smiling and laughing inside the courtroom. His former wife and parents continued to receive threats from McDannold after his release. Mrs. McDannold was so worried about the threats that she bought a gun to protect herself.
Well, now Vazquez was arrested again — and this time for murder. Vazquez had apparently been working as a crew member aboard an 82-foot fishing vessel off the coast of Nantucket when he attacked three of his shipmates. The ship had been sailing 55 miles off Nantucket Island in Massachusetts when the incident happened. Armed with a knife and hammer, Vazquez began striking crew members with a hammer. When crew members attempted to capture him, Vazquez climbed up the mast.
The captain of the ship called the U.S. Coast Guard for help. A Coast Guard cutter rushed to the scene to help. Vasquez was taken into custody. However, one of the men was pronounced dead at the scene by the ship’s physician. Vazquez was charged with one count of attempted murder and murder. He faces life in prison if convicted of both charges.
Lindsay McDannold told reporters that they are now grieving for the family members and victims on the fishing boat. Her husband called the murder a “travesty.” The McDannold’s wonder how the families of the murder victims must feel knowing that the murderer should have been deported but was instead let go. McDannold said that this kind of thing happens because the U.S. government is more concerned with protecting illegal immigrants than its own citizens.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter