Posted on September 8, 2015

Three Illegal Immigrants Charged with Murder of Va. Student

Andrea Noble, Washington Times, September 8, 2015

Three illegal immigrants were arraigned Tuesday on charges related to the killing of a 17-year-old high school student in Loudoun County.

A 17-year-old, whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile, is charged with second-degree murder in the case. Two men, 20-year-old Henry Ernesto Dominguez-Vasquez and 18-year-old Juan Moises Aguirre Zelaya, are both charged with firearm possession by an unlawful alien and accessory after the fact to homicide.

Authorities have released few details about the shooting that took the life of Danny Centeno Miranda, a student at Park View High School. Mr. Centeno Miranda, who had reportedly left El Salvador in 2013 to escape violence there to live with relatives in Sterling, Virginia, was shot and killed Friday morning while walking to a bus stop.


Danny Miranda

A spokesman with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that all three of the suspects in the case are undocumented immigrants. Spokesman Kraig Troxell was unable to confirm the immigration status of the victim.


Officials have not commented on the motive in the shooting, indicating that the homicide remains under investigation and that additional arrests are possible.