Our border is OPEN to anyone and everyone including psycho people like the twice-deported father who murdered his own daughter. Sanctuary cities harbor criminals like this man and should be stopped too!
Walter DaSilva showed up wearing a smile from ear to ear for his arraignment Wednesday on a charge of murdering his 19-year-old daughter.
What followed was a torrent of curses and anguished cries from relatives and friends of Sabrina DaSilva, who prosecutors say was shot and killed July 3 as she returned to her New Bedford apartment from the grocery store.
“He just looked at my face and smiled. He was so happy for what he did,” Sabrina’s mother, Lilian Silva, said in a telephone interview. “It made me cry. He’s very cold and mean and evil.”
Court officers and police rushed to calm Sabrina DaSilva’s loved ones, many wearing T-shirts emblazoned with a selfie the young mother took a week before her slaying.
Then, Bristol Assistant District Attorney Robert Digiantomaso laid out the case against DaSilva. The prosecutor said the 45-year-old painter had reunited with his daughter in May after having spent years apart — a separation that was a result of an eight- to 10-year prison term he was ordered to serve for trying to kill Silva. He then was deported to Brazil.
When father and daughter were reintroduced, court papers say, DaSilva constantly hugged his daughter, spoke with her on Skype, and gave her $12,000 for a car and insurance.
But he also adamantly opposed the young woman’s romantic liaison with an older man and became enraged when she refused to visit him in Danbury, Conn., on Father’s Day, Digiantomaso said.
“Based on that disrespect and that disrespect alone, as he saw it, he took upon himself to obtain a firearm in Connecticut,” the prosecutor said.
Nineteen year old Sabrina Gomes Dasilva was shot to death Sunday night in New Bedford. Family handout photo via WPRI.com.
FAMILY HANDOUT PHOTO VIA WPRI.COM
Sabrina Gomes Dasilva.
The day Sabrina DaSilva was killed, her father borrowed his roommate’s Dodge Neon, saying he planned to drive to Waterbury to visit his girlfriend, Digiantomaso said. He drove to New Bedford instead, he said.
“He never had a girlfriend in Waterbury, Conn.,” the prosecutor said. “He was coming up to do one thing: confront his daughter.”
Surveillance video captured the encounter and showed Sabrina DaSilva fighting with her attacker, who grabbed her by the left hand and tried to pull her toward the street before opening fire, Digiantomaso said.
Court records show the teenager suffered gunshot wounds to her face, neck, back, shoulder, and left arm.
US Marshals arrested DaSilva last month in Bridgeport, Conn., on a probation warrant issued in Middlesex County, where he was prosecuted in 2002 for trying to kill Silva, authorities said. Officials charged him Aug. 8 with Sabrina DaSilva’s slaying, officials said.
Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said it was disturbing that DaSilva returned to the United States illegally after being deported. But Quinn said he was focused on the murder prosecution.
Read more: Boston Globe