Illegal Immigrant Murderer Posing As Minor Sentenced To 60 Years

Illegal immigration under the Biden administration continues to plague America, as sadly pointed out by Francisco Javier Cuellar’s tragic death. Cuellar, a 46-year-old father of four from Florida, was stabbed to death by Yery Noel Medina Ulloa, a 25-year-old illegal immigrant from Honduras who had entered the United States by posing as a teenager.

According to reports, Medina Ulloa had been caught by border officials in McAllen, Texas, after he crossed the border into the United States illegally. He gave authorities a fake name and false date of birth. He further claimed to be a teenager named Reynel Alexander Hernandez. After he was given a “Notice to Appear” in federal immigration court, he was released and later flown to Jacksonville, Florida.

In Florida, he met Cuellar, who took Medina Ulloa into his home and gave him a job at the family store. It is not clear why Cuellar took Medina Ulloa into his home. However, a week after being brought in, Medina Ulloa stabbed Cuellar to death, telling his mother that Cuellar had treated him “like a son.”

Medina Ulloa was caught covered in blood and wandering near a lake. A blood trail led directly back to Cuellar’s body in his living room. He was caught on camera stabbing Cuellar “numerous times and repeatedly hitting him with a chair.” Medina Ulloa was also recorded calling his mother in an emotionally distraught state, repeatedly crying, “I killed him. I killed him.”

Medina Ulloa was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and tampering with evidence. The sentences will run concurrently. Medina Ulloa listened to victim impact statements from Cuellar’s family and loved ones before Judge Mark Borello sentenced him.

Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson said, “As we have seen time and time again, the federal government’s failure to secure our nation’s border has led to a travesty in a local community. This time, tragically, it was our community after an illegal alien murdered an innocent man. This 60-year sentence, however, ensures Medina Ulloa will never be able to harm another law-abiding citizen.”

The case has also brought renewed attention to the controversial policy of allowing unaccompanied minors to remain in the United States after being caught at the border. Medina Ulloa had claimed to be a teenager, and federal policy mandates unaccompanied minors be placed in shelters rather than being turned away.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) told reporters that his office is investigating how Ulloa arrived in Jacksonville. He added, “This horrific crime is the latest example of how unfettered illegal migration costs Floridians’ lives.”