Report: Father of Transgender STEM School Shooting Suspect Is Alleged Serial Felon and Illegal Alien

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

The father of the alleged juvenile transgender STEM School shooter is reportedly an illegal alien and serial felon,  jailed for domestic violence and deported twice back to Mexico.

According to the Daily Mail, Jose Evis Quintana, 33, father of Maya McKinney, 16, was jailed for 15 months for domestic violence against Maya’s mother, Morgan Lynn McKinney, and for “menacing with a weapon.”

Maya, who uses the name “Alec,” is “transitioning” from female to male. She allegedly conducted the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Denver, Colorado, with Devon Erickson, 18. The shooting left one student dead and eight others injured.

The Daily Mail reported:

Records show Quintana, 33, who was also deported twice, had a string of arrests in Colorado dating from 2008 to 2017.

Court papers show that despite Quintana terrorizing Alec’s mother Morgan Lynn McKinney, 32, he managed to convince her to marry him in 2009, a year before he was first deported.

Quintana, 33, who admitted to having a history of drink and drug problems, was sent back to his native Mexico on December 9, 2010.

In addition to Maya, who was born in 2003, Quintana and Morgan are the parents of a son and another daughter, both younger than the alleged shooter.

Soon after the birth of the couple’s second daughter in 2008, Quintana was charged with attempted kidnapping, “menacing with a weapon,” and failing to stop for police. In early 2009, he was jailed after he failed to see a court official during the time his trial was pending.

According to the news report, Quintana’s court papers said he “wishes to stay in custody since he has a problem with drugs and alcohol.”

Quintana was permitted supervised visits with Maya and her siblings without their mother present.

In July 2009, the court granted Morgan permanent custody of the three children. Two months later, Quintana was sentenced to 15 months in prison when all charges, except “menacing with a weapon” were dropped, and he was ordered to attend domestic violence counseling.

In November 2009, Morgan and Quintana were married. He was deported back to Mexico in December 2010. Subsequently, Morgan filed for divorce, indicating in court documents that Quintana “has been traveling illegally between Colorado and Mexico” even after his deportation.

Morgan and Quintana were officially divorced in May 2015, says the report.

In December 2016, police in Castle Rock, Colorado, discovered a warrant had been issued against Quintana in New Mexico for domestic violence. Police found him in Castle Rock and arrested him. Though he was to be extradited to New Mexico, in April 2017, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took Quintana into custody and deported him back to Mexico.

Maya reportedly tweeted to her mother just days prior to the STEM school shooting, “I miss my dad can you find him for me.”



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