Illegal murders young clerk: plea deal fails us all

In the early morning hours Thursday, Apolinar Altamirano, an illegal alien and previously convicted felon, entered a Mesa QuikTrip convenience market from which he had been banned by a court order just two weeks earlier. Altamirano, 29, became enraged when 21-year-old clerk Grant Ronnebeck told the man that he needed money before he could give him the cigarettes he demanded. When Altamirano pulled a gun, Ronnebeck attempted to hand him the cigarettes. The clerk’s efforts were in vain. The 5’6, 250 lb. Mexican national shot Grant Ronnebeck in the face.

Surveillance video captured Altamirano calmly stepping over Ronnebeck and grabbing a couple of packs of Marlboro cigarettes before he left the store.

Following a high-speed chase, the cold-blooded murderer was apprehended. Police found him in prohibited possession of a 9mm semiautomatic and a revolver. Altamirano had been charged with burglary in 2012, but had the charges reduced to facilitation to commit burglary in a plea deal and was placed on two years probation Jan. 2, 2013. (Read the four-page court document under link.)  Finally in custody, his bail has now been set at $1 million. 

The question to ask is why a felon known to be in the state of Arizona illegally was found worthy of having his sentence suspended, being granted probation and released onto valley streets? The family of young Grant Ronnebeck and the people of Arizona deserve an answer.

14 Responses to Illegal murders young clerk: plea deal fails us all

  1. John Liberty says:

    When this administration RELEASED 167,000 illegals WHO WERE IN JAIL on charges from assault to murder, what did we expect, the Truth from Obama that he would deport illegals criminals? Eric Holder calls it “Prosecutorial discretion”, but it is amnesty for criminals who are harming the citizens!! Criminals are the enemies to society.

    Here are the Facts:
    1). Total deportations credited to ICE, declined 15 percent from 2013 to 2014.
    2). Deportations from the interior of our country dropped 34 percent from 2013, and are 58 percent lower than the peak in 2009.
    3). The number of criminal aliens deported from the interior also declined 23 percent since last year, and declined by 39 percent since the peak in 2011.
    4). In 2014, deportation processing was initiated for approximately 143,000 aliens out of the 585,000 aliens encountered by ICE agents. Tens of thousands of those who were released had been labeled as a criminal threat.
    5). The number of aliens who have received a final order of removal, but who are still in the United States, has risen to nearly 900,000. Nearly 167,000 of these are convicted criminals who were released by ICE and are currently at large.

    Deportation is nothing more than a legal process .. NOT removal from our borders. This is a violation of his Oath-of-Office to protect and defend the Constitution and the citizens from enemies both foreign and domestic !!!!!

  2. Kent says:

    Who authorized this shameful plea bargain?
    Someone needs to be held accountable for this travesty.

    • azgary says:

      like republican voters hold pro amnesty republican politicians accountable at the ballot box by electing and reelecting them?

  3. azgary says:

    EVERY voter who has cast a ballot for ANY politician who is not for the deportation of all illegals as the ONLY policy, regardless of party (such as our az 5 and senators, governor, part reps etc…) has the blood of this young American and all other, past and future who is harmed physically, financially etc… on their hands.

    You, the voter and your “lesser of two evils” strategy has caused death and/or ruin of Americans and destruction of our country every bit as much as the politicians, be it Obama, McCain etc….

    We are probably past the point of return and your milquetoast advocacy of party over principle and country in supporting evil simply because of (R) beside a name on a ballot has brought us here.

    Congrats to you all, you have voted to kill and harm Americans and destroy the country in the name of the party uber alles.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Well stated, azgary!! There’s nothing you said that any conservative could disagree with. We are at a critical crossroad for our future and that of our children and theirs.

  4. Will says:

    Jeb Bush says they are here out of love, don’tcha know?

  5. ZOO says:

    It was William Shakespeare who raised the question “what’s in a name?” But Shakespeare couldn’t have envisioned the impact of fame and power thrust upon people in the modern era. In today’s world, names are everything. They can trigger unbridled attention, or they can garner momentary attention to no attention at all.

    Poor Grant Ronnebeck. He was just a kid whose name will fade as quickly as it appeared. Should he have lived longer he might have rose to the level where his assassination would have rocked the entire world – or at least local headlines. But fate would leave his last breath as just another of thousands that are expendable. No, even Shakespeare couldn’t have imagined the power in a name.

    A simple exercise of name substitution demonstrates the impact in these pertinent but very limited examples. Imagine if you will, unfolding your morning paper or firing up your computer and seeing one of these:

    “The 5’6, 250 lb. Mexican national shot Barack Obama in the face.”
    “The 5’6, 250 lb. Mexican national shot George W. Bush in the face.”
    “The 5’6, 250 lb. Mexican national shot Harry Reid in the face.”
    “The 5’6, 250 lb. Mexican national shot John McCain in the face.”
    “The 5’6, 250 lb. Mexican national shot Jeff Flake in the face.”
    “The 5’6, 250 lb. Mexican national shot Mark Zuckerberg in the face.”
    “The 5’6, 250 lb. Mexican national shot Glenn Hamer in the face.”

    And they call foreign invaders “dreamers.”

    • azgary says:

      its ok, the chamber of commerce gets its cheap labor thereby giving republican politicians bribes….errrr, donations, American citizens get taxpayer funded welfare and democrats get voters.

      all is good

      • azgary says:

        only ONE choice for 2016, ALL others even cruz are for mass legalization:
        “For the past four years, it has been my contention that illegal immigration is the biggest issue we face as a nation. We do not need immigration reform, we need immigration enforcement.

        Illegal immigration affects every major issue America faces: healthcare costs, education costs, election fraud, crime, terrorism, the spread of infectious diseases, welfare, tax fraud, congestion, jobs… the list is endless. I will put a stop to illegal immigration conclusively.Politicians, especially Presidential candidates, fail to recognize the precise problem. We must cut off the incentive to illegally enter the US. This means we must cut off the job magnet. To do this, we must levy employers who hire illegal aliens, and prosecute repeat offenders. We must commence deportation proceedings immediately, beginning with those people who have recently entered our country illegally.”
        DML 2016 web page “issues”

        “we have to deport today…….we have to deport those here illegally by the tens of thousands and into the millions”

        start at around the 14:30 point if you just want to hear immigration info, but I highly suggest watching it all and seeing a true patriot: Dennis Michael Lynch Full Speech 2016

      • Brandy Baron says:

        None of this will change until voters decide to stop allowing the GOP and Dems to make their choices for them… thereby making them vote for more of the same. It’s time that we were the ones who choose our destiny and take back out country with our votes. #DML2016 DML2016.COM

  6. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    When will the new AZ Gov. seal our border by using the authority given him under the US Constitution as laid out in Article 1 & 4 Sectons 8,10 & 3, Clauses 15 & 3, Brewer waved her finger and did nothing, Ducey has been told about this at meetings by me personally in question form and agreed so what’s everyone waiting for and we do have Prop 122 just passed to deal with Drivers licenses as well, Federal orders can’t be carried out by us paying for them, we have no leaders in AZ or the country for that matter, this is pathetic and will only get worse, we don’t need to complain we need to March on Phoenix and make it clear to those who’ve just been elected / promoted and re elected they serve US not special interests or lobbyists but US and if they don’t want to do as We the Citizens of the US & AZ demand them to do, then how about just resigning and we’ll have another election and support those who will Stand Up for US and Our God Granted Unalienable Rights, instead of pandering to Illegals, whether dreamers, born here to illegal parents or overstayed visas, What part of Illegal don’t they understand or is is just politics as usual until another Campaign full of Liars making Promises they know they have no intention of keeping, Time of Citizens to Stand Up. By the way didn’t hear a word on the news last night about him being an ILLEGAL, wonder why they won’t use the word ILLEGAL unless of course it’s to make someone opposed to ILLEGALS look stupid, so can’t trust however that’s nothing new to most of US.

    God Bless You All;
    Clair Van Steenwyk / Van
    Crossroads with Van / AZS Constitutional Conservative Coalition

  7. Night Owl says:

    Wouldn’t County Attorney Bill Montgomery have the final say on whether to authorize this despicable plea deal?

    • Borderhawk says:

      Isn’t it actually the fault of Mesa Mayor Smith running a sanctuary city? What about the prop 100 thing. This guy was walking the streets for months while the prop 100 was still legal.

  8. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    Maricopa County Attorney endorsed Jeff Flake in the 12 campaign who is one of the Gang of Eight and the supporter of the Strive Act in the House along with Obamas old side kick from Ill. Guiterrez and of course McCain’s Dream Act in 97, is this enough of a nightmare for those who vote for these people by now, hope you all remember this in 2016 and don’t drink the better of two evil kool aid again, Remember the slogan Feet to the Fire, I do and will continue to keep my Word to those I gave it to at the Capitol @ the Rally in 2010 election cycle with Franks, Schweikert, Montgomery and many others, to bad they don’t exercise it as well. God Bless You; Van