Friday, September 7, 2007


Man, 51, choked to death

Thursday, September 6, 2007

A twice-deported Salvadoran immigrant was charged with strangling an acquaintance during a fight Sunday, Prince William County police said Wednesday.

Christian Molina, also known as Jose Maximino Flores-Perales, 30, of 9011 Whispering Pine Court, Manassas, was charged with the murder of 51-year-old Ronald Dean Hollingsworth.

The two men were at a mutual friend's house at 10625 Dumfries Road - a rundown house near a gas station by Old Dominion Speedway. The two had been drinking when they began to fight, Hernandez said. Molina then strangled Hollingsworth, police said.

A third man, whose name was not released, was also at the house and called 911 when he realized Hollingsworth was not moving, police said. Around 5:20 p.m., police responded to the call of an unconscious man and Hollingsworth was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hollingsworth apparently lived in an abandoned, boarded-up shack near the house where his body was found, police said.

No one answered the door at the house on Dumfries Road on Wednesday evening.

Police arrested Molina after the Medical Examiner's autopsy revealed that Hollingsworth's injures were consistent with strangulation, Hernandez said.

After fingerprinting Molina, police learned that he was deported in 2003 and 2005 because of his illegal status and for criminal activity, Hernandez said.

Molina is being held without bond pending an Oct. 16 court date. Police have obtained an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer for Molina.

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