A mother whose daughter was molested and killed by a member of the infamous MS-13 gang has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, seeking $100 million in damages for her daughter’s wrongful death.
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The victim, 20-year-old Kayla Hamilton, was strangled with a phone cord in her trailer home in Frederick, Maryland on July 27, 2022. The suspect, a 17-year-old illegal immigrant, reportedly escaped from a holding facility and became Hamilton’s roommate in the trailer home.
The suspect was eventually arrested about six months after the killing. Having pegged his DNA to the crime scene, authorities charged him with first-degree murder, robbery and molestation.
With his trial scheduled to start on June 28, Hamilton’s mother, Tammy Nobles, in her lawsuit filed last week, accused the Biden administration of playing “Russian roulette” with citizen’s lives as she blamed the Department of Homeland Security for its failure to stop the suspect, a teenage El Salvadoran gang member, from gaining entry into the United States.
“Nobody at the border did their job and checked his background,” she shared with NewsNation.
“All they had to do was make one phone call to El Salvador to know that he was an MS-13 gang member on the list,” she added.
Nobles also took issue with the Department of Health and Human Services for allowing the suspect to be in the holding facility from where the suspect escaped without verifying his identity with a phone call and verifying his sponsor.
According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the suspect was listed as a member of MS-13. Nobles’ lawyers say he never should have been allowed into the country in the first place, as he had a visible gang-related tattoo on his body.
In another bid to hold the Biden administration accountable, Nobles testified before the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday as part of the panel’s impeachment inquiry into Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Her aim, she said during her hearing, is to spread awareness of the situation at the border, as she says it is not a political issue for her.
“This could have been anyone’s daughter. I don’t want any other parent to live the nightmare that I am living. I am her voice now and I am going to fight with everything I have to get her story told and bring awareness of the issue at the border,” she stated.