More details have emerged on the immigrant mass murder case in San Francisco. The killer Binh Thai Luc was released from State prison for a conviction involving armed robbery. After he was released he was taken into custody by ICE and eventually ordered deported. However he was soon released when Vietnam refused to provide travel documents, basically refusing to accept him for repatriation.
SFGate March 27, 2012 by Kevin Fagan, Henry K. Lee, and Justin Berton
The suspect in last week's slayings of five people in San Francisco was ordered deported in 2006 after he served a prison term for robbery and assault, but immigration authorities had to let him go free because his native Vietnam would not take him back, officials said Monday.
Binh Thai Luc, 35, of San Francisco was released under the terms of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said undocumented immigrants must be released after six months if their country of origin won't allow them to return, according to officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.