An Albuquerque man whose spouse was tragically murdered by an unlawful immigrant with a prolonged rap sheet praised President Trump for locating her accused killer by Operation Legend in a shifting speech on the 2020 Republican Nationwide Conference.
Sam Vigil took the stage in Washington, D.C. to recount the nightmarish morning he discovered his spouse, 55-year-old Jackie Vigil, murdered within the driveway of their house final November after a car-jacking gone mistaken.
“After I go to mattress at night time, that sound and that picture hang-out me. That’s my life sentence. It’s a sentence being served by too many households left behind by mindless killings,” Vigil mentioned.
After eight months of no leads, Jackie’s alleged killer was discovered inside days of Trump launching Operation Legend in July, a nine-city federal anti-violent crime initiative that has to this point led to 1,485 arrests.
“For over eight months, there have been no arrests and no leads in reference to Jackie’s homicide. The police had been overwhelmed. They wanted assist,” he mentioned.
“Assist arrived when President Trump launched Operation Legend in July of this yr. Virtually instantly, the FBI took over Jackie’s case,” he continued, revealing that the person they arrested for her homicide had been “deported in September and had come again in October to terrorize our neighborhood.”
Accused Luis Talamantes has not been formally charged with Vigil’s homicide, however court docket paperwork element his alleged involvement and he has a protracted historical past of drug and firearms fees.
“I’m extraordinarily grateful to President Trump and the FBI for his or her efforts to ship justice for Jackie and all the opposite harmless victims of violent crime,” Vigil mentioned.
“I’m honored to assist the President as a result of he’s supporting us. I do know he won’t ever cease preventing for justice, for legislation and order, and for peace and safety in our communities.”