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DALLAS – U.S. immigration officials say a man suspected in a pair of Dallas-area killings was in the country illegally after three deportations to Mexico.
Silvestre Franco-Luviano was arrested Tuesday at his relatives' apartment in Georgetown, about 25 miles north of Austin.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement Wednesday that an immigration detainer has been placed on the 40-year-old Mexican national. He remains in the Williamson County Jail in Georgetown on a murder warrant in the Sunday night slaying of a motorist in Dallas. He's also a suspect in the slaying that same night of a man at a Cedar Hill gas station.
Georgetown police also have filed vehicle burglary charges against him.
ICE says he was deported in June 1996, October 2009 and March 2014.