A suspect in a double homicide in Rensselaer County is now facing deportation hearings.
Federal immigration officials are holding Crescencio Salazar, a native of Mexico, after DA Joel Abelove's office failed twice to indict him in the 2016 murders of Christian Gonzalez Hernandez and his roommate, Javier Gomez.
A judge dismissed two indictments because prosecutors failed to provide corroborating evidence to back up the testimony of others accused in the killing.
The 45 day deadline for a third indictment recently expired.
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