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Sandra Orantes-Cruz

2003 Sep 10
Sandra Orantes-Cruz, adopted in the US after her mother was killed in El Salvador, was convicted of  felonious assault and kidnapping, in a fight with a boyfriend. She was sentenced to 3 years, and scheduled to be deported. With the support of the Prosecutor and Judge in the original case, her charged were reduced to 360 days probation, which stopped the deportation.
Tragically, her 5 year old son died in a house fire several years later.

Status: Unknown, believed to be in the US