An American wanted for murder and a British sex offender are set to be deported from the Philippines.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) captured the two men in two separate raids in Leyte this week.
Tipton Shea McMahon, aged 30, is wanted in Texas for the murder of his stepfather seven years ago.
Robert Evans, alias ‘Roger Vernon’, has a pending sexual offence case against him in the United Kingdom.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said today (Friday, September 1) that the US Embassy requested McMahon’s capture under arrest warrant issued by a US district court in Harris County, Texas.
“His passport was already cancelled by the US government. Thus he will be deported for being an undocumented and undesirable alien,” he added.
McMahon was charged with murder for stabbing to death his stepfather Peter O’Shea at his home in Cypress, Texas, on August 2, 2010.
Police arrested the then 23-year-old McMahon after the incident. His mother told police that he saw her son holding a knife while standing above the lifeless body of the 52-year-old victim.
After posting bail, McMahon went on the run.
BI intelligence officer Bobby Raquepo said McMahon arrived in Manila on October 2 last year and had not left the country since then.
Raquepo said McMahon had eluded arrest in the US for six years before he fled to the Philippines.
“We will put him in our blacklist to prevent him from re-entering our country,” he added.
Breach of order
Evans is described as a retired UK government worker with a wife in the Philippines. He was granted temporary liberty on condition he had no contact with underage girls.
However, after monitoring his Facebook use, UK police found him in breach of this order and requested his deportation to face further charges.
Further details of his original conviction have not been revealed.
The two men remain in BI custody at Bicutan pending deportation.