‘Serial Immigration Violator’ Charged With Seven Felony Counts In Chainsaw Attack

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) – A “serial immigration violator” accused of attacking his wife with a chainsaw in front of their children at their Los Angeles-area home was charged Monday with seven felonies.

Alejandro Alvarez-Villegas appeared in a Bellflower courtroom, but did not enter a plea to the seven felony counts against him, which include attempted murder and aggravated mayhem.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lori Haley says 32-year-old Alvarez-Villegas is a “serial immigration violator” who has been deported eleven times since 2005.

Alvarez-Villegas was arrested on Thursday in a stolen vehicle in Chula Vista, a few miles from the Mexican border.

According to prosecutors, Alvarez-Villegas crashed the family car and stole an SUV – during a getaway – after the alleged attack.

Police said Alvarez-Villegas is suspected of attacking his wife at their Whittier home, leaving her and her children – between the ages of 5 and 10 – reportedly covered in blood.

The injured woman underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition, Scoggins said last week. A condition update was not immediately available.


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