Federal officials say the suspect in the murder of a 92-year-old woman should’ve been turned over to immigration officers months ago.
Authorities say it was back in November when 21-year-old Reeaz Khan was arrested for allegedly attacking his father.
He was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon and then let go.
Federal officials say Khan is in the country illegally from Guyana and they asked the NYPD to turn him over for deportation proceedings. That did not happen and in fact the NYPD says it never got that request, WCBS 880’s Steve Burns reported.
Khan has now been arrested again, accused in the rape and murder of 92-year-old Maria Fuertes in south Richmond Hill last week.
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