The Latest: Fishing Crew Member Released Over ICE Objections

BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials say the Mexican national charged with killing a fellow crew member on a fishing vessel was released on bond after he was charged in Virginia with forcible abduction.

Franklin Freddy Meave Vasquez faces a murder charge following the fight Sunday aboard the fishing vessel Captain Billy Haver about 55 miles off Nantucket, Massachusetts.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Vazquez is in the U.S. illegally. He had been arrested in Newport News, Virginia, in March on the abduction charge.

An ICE spokesman says an immigration judge had granted Vazquez bond despite ICE objections and he was released from custody.

Vazquez’s mother-in-law tells WCVB-TV he is a heroin addict and she thinks that was the root of the dispute on the boat.

It’s not clear if Vazquez has an attorney.

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