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UPDATE: Man Who ALLEGEDLY Beheaded Young Mother With Samurai Sword Is Illegal Immigrant with Expired Visa


A California mother of two young girls was beheaded on the street outside her home just before noon Thursday by a man with a restraining order against him.

Young Mother Has Head SEVERED by Samurai Sword in Bay Area, California Attack

Authorities said the man was an estranged boyfriend, previously identified as 33-year-old Jose Raphael Solano Landaeta.

NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit learned that the woman’s head was severed with what was described as a “samurai sword.”

Investigators said Solano had an extensive, violent criminal past and a history of mental illness.

There was also a history of domestic violence calls and other complaints tied to the home.

The man was an illegal immigrant with an expired visa.

From the Santa Monica Observer:

Immigration sources confirm that Jose Solano Landaeta, the suspect who beheaded a 27 year old mother of two in a San Carlos, CA neighborhood September 8th, was in the United States illegally. Jose Solano Landaeta, 33 from Venezuela, entered the country on a tourist visa about ten years ago, say ICE sources. He never left.

Landaeta is said to have swung a Samurai sword at his ex-girlfriend's neck, separating her head from her body. First responders were said to have been revolted by the scene.

The unspeakable incident unfolded at 11:55 am near Laurel Street and Magnolia Avenue, reported Bay Area news station KRON4. Some sources say her two children were watching, but the County Sheriff's office denies this.

CPS took custody of 7 and 1-year-old girls. 1 dog and two cats in the house. Suspect 33-year-old Jose Solano Landaeta was detained at 12:02pm September 9th. Law enforcement sources say the victim had restraining order against Landaeta since April. He has criminal priors.

PJ Media added:

The alleged killer, Jose Solano Landaeta, reportedly cut off Castro’s head with a sword. He left her head under the car that her body was in. Cops swarmed in minutes later to find the grisly crime scene.

Shortly thereafter, Landaeta returned to the location with two friends and was promptly arrested.

Landaeta is the father of Castro’s one-year-old toddler. Castro also had a seven-year-old daughter.



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