New Details About Oceanside Murder Suspect Emerge

By Lindsay Hood, Nina Martensson and Tony Shin
|  Friday, Jan 14, 2011  |  Updated 8:45 AM PDT
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Shocking new details have surfaced about the criminal history of an Oceanside man accused of killing his wife on New Year's Day.

The Union-Tribune says state officials allowed Dontaye Henderson to remain free, despite at least four separate parole violations that could have sent him back to prison.

The 28-year-old sex offender is accused of killing Army reservist Tamara Henderson in front of her six-year old daughter.

Oceanside police tracked Henderson as he traveled cross-country on a Greyhound bus. He was arrested in St. Louis, MO on Jan. 4 as he tried to transfer to a different bus.

Henderson is currently being held on kidnapping and murder charges, Oceanside police detective Leonard Mata said. Detectives added kidnapping charges after Dontaye allegedly kidnapped a friend, Consuelo Ramirez, at gunpoint just after the shooting. Ramirez told police he threatened to hurt her two-year-old son if she didn't drive them out of San Diego County.

According to court records, Dontaye pleaded guilty to raping his first wife in 2003. He is still on parole for that felony conviction. 

These types of cases have received more scrutiny since it was learned that John Gardner, who murdered Chelsea King and Amber Dubois, violated parole more than seven times.
 

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