DETROIT (AP) – U.S. immigration officials say they’ve deported a convicted human rights violator from Michigan to Rwanda to serve a 19-year prison sentence for murder.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said in a release that 43-year-old Marie Claire Mukeshimana was returned to the African nation Wednesday. U.S. authorities turned her over to the Rwandan National Police in Kigali.

She tried to enter the U.S. through Detroit Metropolitan Airport last year on a travel visa but was denied entry. She remained in custody and an immigration judge ordered her removed in June.

Authorities say Mukeshimana took a child from a school in 1994 and her actions resulted in the child’s death during the Rwandan genocide. Officials say she was sentenced in 2009 then fled.

It wasn’t immediately clear if she had an attorney.

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