The arrest of Joel Arrona-Lara stirred outrage, especially after an emotional report by CBS Los Angeles on Friday simply covered the arrest itself, and the reaction of bewildered mother Maria del Carmen Venegas, before receiving an explanation from ICE as to why it occurred.
However, ICE subsequently released a statement Saturday indicating that the man was wanted on homicide charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.
CBS Los Angeles produced an updated report including the homicide charges.
“They put the well-being and safety of the mother and baby at risk,” García told the Post.
Holding her newborn baby boy, Venegas, a mother of five, told CBS Los Angeles that her husband had never been in trouble with the law.