Man Convicted in 2005 Murder of UIC Student Deported

Mantas Matulis entered the United States on March 23, 2000 as a U.S. permanent resident

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013  |  Updated 11:17 PM CDT
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Man Convicted in 2005 Murder of UIC Student Deported

Mantas Matulis

A 27-year-old man convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the 2005 beating death of a University of Illinois Chicago student was deported Tuesday to his native Lithuania.

Mantas Matulis was sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing Tombol Malik. Matulis and a friend attacked the 23-year-old on the university campus and beat him with the victim's own bike lock.

His co-defendant, Muaz Haffar, fled to Syria before trial and was convicted in absentia on April 16, 2007, of second-degree murder, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Matulis received credit for the 670 days of time in the Cook County Jail. He was released from prison on Nov. 29, 2012, and turned over to ICE.

He entered the United States on March 23, 2000 as a U.S. permanent resident, ICE officials said.
 

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