- Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) - A man from Guatemala being held in the California’s biggest immigrant detention center has died after a heart attack.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that 54-year-old Jose Manuel Azurida-Hernandez died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack and being hospitalized Saturday.

Azurida-Hernandez had served 16-month sentence on an attempted robbery conviction at Wasco State Prison and in June was transferred to Adelanto Detention Facility because he was in the United States illegally.

His deportation case was pending at the time of his death.


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