DALLAS — A Brazilian man was deported Tuesday and turned over to law enforcement authorities based on an outstanding warrant for murder for killing a 13-year-old boy in 1991.
This deportation was conducted by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Dallas.
Jorge Amauri Domingos-Nascimento, 52, departed on a commercial flight from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport under ICE escort Monday night; he arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday morning, and was turned over to Brazilian authorities without incident.
According to the investigation, Domingos-Nascimento has a lengthy criminal history in Brazil as a member of an organized criminal organization.
The murder he’s accused of took place May 29, 1991. Domingos-Nascimento and his girlfriend were walking in the city of Recife, Brazil, at about 9:30 p.m. at the Boa Vista Bridge when they were approached by a 13-year-old boy. The boy allegedly tried to steal the girlfriend’s watch. Based on reports, Domingos-Nascimento allegedly chased, grabbed and beat the 13-year-old, and then threw him off the bridge into the Capibaribe River. The boy drowned and Domingos-Nascimento fled the scene.
The Brazilian court in Recife issued a warrant for Domingos-Nascimento’s arrest for aggravated murder Oct. 13, 2013. Interpol issued a Red Notice for Domingos-Nascimento’s arrest Nov. 15, 2013.
Domingos-Nascimento entered the U.S. in 1991. He was ordered deported in absentia in June 1994 by a federal immigration judge in Dallas, Texas. He was twice convicted of misdemeanor crimes in Dallas in 2004, and Fort Worth, Texas, in 2008.
Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 720 foreign fugitives from the United States who were being sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder. ERO works with ICE's Office of International Affairs, foreign consular offices in the United States, and Interpol to identify foreign fugitives illegally present in the country.
In fiscal year 2014, ERO removed 315,943 individuals from the United States. In addition to convicted criminals, the agency's enforcement priorities include those apprehended while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States, illegal re-entrants — individuals who returned to the United States after being previously removed by ICE — and immigration fugitives. In fiscal year 2014, 98 percent of ICE removals met these priorities.