Man deported seven times charged with aggravated murder in Hamilton

April 3 — Hamilton police have charged a man – highlighted by the sheriff last week for entering the country illegally on multiple occasions – with aggravated murder.

Police Chief Craig Bucheit said Wednesday that officers believed that two days before Fermin Garcia-Gutierrez, 46, was arrested March 16 on other charges, he committed the homicide.

On Monday of this week, officers received a call about a body in the 1100 block of South 13th Street. The chief said investigators had been working on this case since then and, “It just so happened that we met with him and we met with him. Unbeknownst to us, he had committed this murder.”

After the unidentified person’s body was discovered Monday, investigators questioned Garcia-Gutierrez Tuesday evening.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the victim’s identity had not been released by the Butler County Coroner’s Office because the family had not yet been notified.

In a 911 call obtained by the Journal-News using public records laws, a caller spoke in English and Spanish that were difficult to understand, even through an interpreter. He said, “A person in the garage… he’s dead, he’s dead.”

He said he hadn’t seen the person in “a few days. I come back and he’s dead.”

Garcia-Gutierrez was an example used by Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones during a press conference, expressing his frustrations with the Biden administration’s immigration and border enforcement policies . The sheriff said Friday that Garcia-Gutierrez was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon while intoxicated and obstruction, and was held on an ICE hold.

Jones said Garcia-Gutierrez was also imprisoned three times and deported seven times to Mexico, but always returned.

“He says it takes him two weeks to get back,” the sheriff said.

Before the aggravated murder charge, Garcia-Gutierrez faced two years and seven months in prison. The new charge could result in a sentence of 30 years in prison or even death.

He was arrested Wednesday morning at…

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