The illegal alien accused of killing 24-year-old Weld County, Colorado, sheriff’s deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz — just a week before her 25th birthday — had a criminal record, but federal agents failed to deport him.

As Breitbart News reported, 36-year-old illegal alien Norberto Garcia-Gonzales has been arrested and charged with killing Hein-Nutz in a drunken driving accident on Sept. 18, just about a week before her 25th birthday.

Garcia-Gonzales reportedly carried a fake green card along with a fake Social Security card that he likely used to fraudulently obtain jobs in Colorado.

New details in the case reveal that Garcia-Gonzales had a criminal record, but the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had failed on a number of occasions to deport him from the United States.

Alexis Hein-Nutz (Photo by Weld County Sheriff’s Office)

In particular, Garcia-Gonzales was caught crossing the US-Mexico border in Arizona in March 2007. At that time, he was given a voluntary order to return to Mexico.

At an unknown date later, Garcia-Gonzales re-entered the US illegally through the southern border and settled in Colorado, where he was arrested in 2011 for driving while intoxicated. A year later, he was convicted of drunk driving.

In 2013, Garcia-Gonzales was again convicted of drunken driving as well as a hit-and-run. DHS, however, apparently never deported Garcia-Gonzales, and he remained in Colorado where he is now charged with Hein-Nutz’s murder.

Hein-Nutz joined the Weld County Sheriff’s Office as a detention deputy at the county jail in 2018 and said in a Facebook post at the time that law enforcement was “what I was meant to do.”

Garcia-Gonzales is currently being held in Weld County on a $500,000 bond. He has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and reckless driving causing death.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email it to Follow him on Twitter here.

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