Victim: Rosario Europa

Illegal Alien Arrested for Killing Three and wounding Two

Perpetrator: Anastacio Sanchez-Mirana

Crime Description:

On December 9, 2007, three people were killed and two wounded in a shooting following a child's birthday party in Woodbridge, PA. Police have identified the victims as Rosario Europa, 24, her husband, Juan Manuel Guevara, 28, and Gerardo Lopez Garcia, 25. Two others were also shot - a 30-year-old man who was in critical condition and an 18-year-old man was in stable condition, police said.

Five children, ranging in age from 2 to 7, were in the house at the time of the shooting but were not hurt, First Sgt. Kim Chinn said.

About six hours after the shooting, police arrested thirty-nine-year-old Anastacio Sanchez-Miranda at his sister's house in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Authorities said Sanchez-Miranda entered the house through an unlocked door and shot people upstairs and downstairs. They had been asleep in their beds.

Police said Sanchez-Miranda's intended target appeared to be his ex-girlfriend, Europa's sister, who was spending the night at the house with their three boys. Authorities said she and the children were in the room with the couple when the murders took place. Sanchez-Miranda's ex-girlfriend was not hurt.

The woman, who police believe was the intended target, had stayed overnight at the house with her three children after a birthday party for a 2-year-old, Chinn said.

Sanchez-Miranda is an illegal alien from Mexico. A quick search of court records found a DWI arrest and a malicious wounding charge but Sanchez-Miranda was not deported for those offenses.


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