Why did the press ignore murderous rampage just outside nation’s capital?

On February 10, 2011, Prince William County police arrested Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, 37, after he allegedly went on a shooting and stabbing spree which left three people dead and three others wounded. When he was taken into custody, the Salvadoran national had in his possession, a machete as well as a .38 caliber revolver.

The two separate attacks occurred only a few blocks apart.

The list of victims follows:

The Hood Road attack:

-Brenda Ashcraft, 56, pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds

-William Ashbey Ashcroft, 37, died in route to the hospital

-34-year-old woman, gunshot wound, survived

-15-year-old girl, gunshot wound, survived

The Brent Street location

-Julio Cesar Ulloa, 48, pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wound

-77-year-old unidentified woman, suffered stab wounds, severe lacerations to the head, survived

According to Manassas Police Chief Doug Keen, the suspect was ordered deported in 2002, but was never detained by federal immigration authorities and never left, despite two more arrests after his deportation order.

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