Illegal Immigrant Kills Muslim Teen in Virginia

It was first thought to be a hate crime. But the story quickly changed.

A 17-year-old Muslim girl was brutally murdered in Virginia on Sunday by an illegal alien from El Salvador in an apparent road rage incident.

According to The Daily Caller, 22-year-old Darwin A. Martinez Torres beat high school student Nabra Hassanen with a metal baseball bat in an attack thought at first to be a hate crime. However, police quickly ruled that out.

From the report:

According to police, Hassanen was attacked by Torres while walking with a group of friends from an IHOP to All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) mosque, where they were attending an all-night prayer session for Ramadan.

Torres allegedly pulled up in his car and an argument ensued. Hassanen’s friends ran, but only realized later that Hassenen was not with them.

Torres was arrested after being spotted driving erratically by investigators who were searching for Hassanen. He led police to Hassanen’s body, which he allegedly dumped into a pond.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed that Torres is in the country illegally and has lodged a detainer against him, according to a spokeswoman. 

“ICE lodges detainers on aliens who have been arrested on local criminal charges when the agency has probable cause to believe an alien is removable from the United States. Mr. Martinez Torres has no prior encounters with ICE,” Carissa Cutrell said.

Torres was arraigned on Monday. The Washington Post reported that he worked construction and has a 4-year-old son and a girlfriend.