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Man wanted for accessory to murder of an hours-old baby was in the U.S. illegally

Posted: 11:49 AM, Mar 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-04 21:12:30-05
Bakhshinderpal Singh Mann

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that Bakhshinderpal Singh Mann—a man recently charged with felony accessory to the murder of an hours-old baby—was in the United States illegally. Officers with ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations are currently looking for Mann after he removed his GPS-monitoring device on Feb 27.

According to a spokesman with ICE, Mann is from India and initially encountered by U.S. Border Patrol in July 2016 when he illegally entered the country. In October 2016, ICE released Mann from custody with a GPS-monitoring device pending removal proceedings before the immigration court. He is currently an immigration fugitive and wanted on criminal charges.

Mann is wanted by Bakersfield Police Department for his involvement in the murder. BPD says Mann has an outstanding arrest warrant for conspiracy and acting as an accessory to a felony after the fact.

According to the Kern County District Attorney's Office, Mann was charged with felony accessory to murder on Feb. 28. Court documents also say that Mann has removed a U.S. government applied GPS device and as of now has yet to be contacted.