An illegal immigrant who allegedly slashed his wife with a chainsaw at their home was previously deported 11 times before he was arrested in the gruesome attack.
Alejandro Alvarez, 32, is a “serial immigration violator” who has been deported 11 times since 2005, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lori Haley told the Los Angeles Times. Immigration officials have lodged a detainer against Alvarez.
Alvarez is accused of attacking his wife in the couple’s home in Whittier, California while their three children were inside, according to police.
“When police officers arrived, they found a female adult suffering from traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chainsaw,” police said in a previous Facebook post about the alleged crime. Fox News reported.
Alvarez’s wife was taken to the hospital and is recovering from her injuries. She is expected to survive, according to police.
The 32-year-old illegal immigrant is expected to be charged with attempted murder, child endangerment, hit & run and grand theft auto.
Records showed Alvarez had a criminal history prior to his recent arrest. He was charged in 2013 to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and one count of using or being under the influence of a controlled substance. He pleaded no contest to those charges. He also pleaded no contest to driving under the influence.