Yery Noel Medina Ulloa Bio/Wiki
An investigation by Nypost showed that a Honduran immigrant named Yery Noel Medina Ulloa charged with murder in the savage stabbing death of a Florida man had crossed the US border illegally months earlier while posing as an unaccompanied juvenile.
Yery Noel Medina Ulloa was apprehended on Oct. 7 in Jacksonville after reportedly killing Francisco Javier Cuellar, 46, a father of four who had taken in the immigrant who claimed to be 17 years old.
He is 24 years old.
According to police, they tracked a trail of blood back to the victim’s house and apprehended Ulloa, who was then taken to a juvenile prison center.
Authorities didn’t find out his genuine identity or age until October 13th.
Yery Noel Medina Ulloa was busted Oct. 7 in Jacksonville when he was found covered in blood after allegedly killing Francisco Javier Cuellar, 46, a father of four who had taken in the immigrant who told authorities he was 17. https://t.co/1raPzkvUB8
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Ulloa, who turned 24 on Friday, had deceived border officials in Texas by claiming to be an adolescent named Reynel Alexander Hernandez and even telling his mother about the scam.
Wendy Florencia Ulloa, his mother, told the Spanish-language Univision network, “When he entered [the US] he told me, ‘Mommy, I didn’t go in with my name,’”
“‘I went in with the name of another person because right there at the shelter they helped me.” NYpost reported.
Ulloa was not turned away but instead placed in a shelter, in accordance with President Joe Biden’s border policy on unaccompanied youngsters crossing the US border.
Officials told NYpost that he was then given a “Notice to Appear” and freed.
Cuellar eventually drove Ulloa to his home in Jacksonville. Despite Ulloa’s usage of the surname Cuellar, the two are unrelated, “‘Mommy, he is my uncle Frank,’”
“‘I live with him. But don’t worry. He treats me like a son.’”
Medina-Ulloa was discovered strolling through a forested area on Homard Place, covered in blood, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
He’s being held without bond, and ICE has an arrest warrant out for him. Medina had been in Jacksonville for two months, according to jail records.