Slain Wake County Sheriff's Deputy Ned Byrd's K-9 partner, Sasha, leads the N.C. State Highway Patrol's Caisson Unit during a procession for Deputy Byrd before his funeral at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. Byrd, 48, had been with the sheriff's office for 13 years. Byrd was responding to a domestic call and was killed after stopping along a dark stretch of road late at night. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

ICE identifies cop-killer suspects as illegal immigrants

By Stephen Dinan | The Washington Times

Three Mexican brothers identified as part of an investigation into the shocking killing of a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy were all in the country illegally — including one who was caught and released at the border under the Trump administration.

Alder Alfonso Marin Sotelo, 25, and Arturo Marin Sotelo, 29, have been charged with murder in the killing of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd.

Their younger brother Rolando Marin Sotelo, 18, faces a weapons charge but has not been charged in connection with the deputy’s killing.