An illegal immigrant accused of a stabbing murder was released because of paperwork

TROY, NY – A 20-year-old undocumented immigrant from Honduras, Carlos Corrales-Ramirez, stands accused of a fatal stabbing in New York. This comes after his release from custody due to a paperwork delay, despite being implicated in a separate stabbing incident in another state.

Corrales-Ramirez was arrested earlier this week and appeared in a Rensselaer County court, charged with the murder of Jario J. Hernandez-Sanchez, 28, also of Troy, New York. The incident took place on September 2.

Earlier in the year, Corrales-Ramirez had been detained by border patrol agents near Champlain, New York. He was handed over to New York State Police when it was discovered that an active warrant was out for his arrest in Laurel, Maryland, related to a non-fatal stabbing incident.

Following his arrest, Corrales-Ramirez spent three months in Clinton County Jail, awaiting approval for his extradition to Maryland. However, the approval never arrived, and a county judge ordered his release in June.

The delay was reportedly due to Maryland’s failure to secure a governor’s warrant for the extradition within the stipulated three-month period. This led Clinton County Judge William Favreau to extend the hold from 30 days to 90 days, as Maryland had not responded to the extradition request.

The response from Maryland came a month after Corrales-Ramirez’s release. The Office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland, which includes Laurel, stated that they had taken steps to secure Corrales-Ramirez’s extradition prior to his release. They claimed to have signed and sent the required extradition application to the state’s court system for additional required signatures, but the application wasn’t received by the Secretary of State in a timely manner.

The office of Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, a Democrat, stated that the state didn’t receive and process the application until late July, after New York had already released Corrales-Ramirez. A spokesperson for Moore confirmed that a signed requisition request was sent to New York officials on August 2, with receipt acknowledged on August 7.

Corrales-Ramirez is currently being held in the Rensselaer County Jail in Troy, New York.