Alexi Saborit-Viltres had been arrested and charged with the murder of Mafalda Thayer, his girlfriend.
The murder occurred in 2021, with Saborit-Viltres dumping her body on the street after the murder.
There were several witnesses to the crime, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case, but it would now appear that Saborit-Viltres’ attorneys have worked a miracle, reported Breitbart.
Saborit-Viltres is an illegal immigrant from Cuba, who had been released into the country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
As noted, he had committed the gruesome murder of Thayer, and he had been convicted.
According to one witness, Saborit-Viltres pulled Thayer from the car, picked her up by the hair, then decapitated her using a machete.
According to police that took him into custody, the two had been in a long-term relationship, and Thayer wanted to end it. According to Saborit-Viltres, Thayer had “gone too far” in trying to leave Saborit-Viltres.
In May, Saborit-Viltres was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder, but Judge Caroline Lennon came to his rescue, ruling that “mental illness prevented him from understanding his actions were morally wrong,” reported CBS News.
Saborit-Viltres was facing life in prison before his legal team pivoted, filing a motion on July 12 that he should not be held responsible for his actions due to mental illness.
Among the instances cited to justify the ruling was an instance when Saborit-Viltres believed he had a camera in his head as well as a 2013 incident where he was allegedly suffering from “bizarre delusions.”
The filing also noted a 2017 car accident, which is when Saborit-Viltres started to have hallucinations.
I honestly do not care what his mental state was at the time because I just fail to comprehend how someone could so brutally murder someone and walk away without being put in a chair and having a jolt of electricity sent through their body.
Call me cruel if you like, but when someone who commits a crime like this is able to escape a death sentence, there is something horribly wrong with our justice system.