PUBLISHED: 15:55 EDT, 10 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:25 EDT, 14 May 2019
Jose Evis Quintana's mugshot on April 17 2017 when he was arrested and deported to Mexico from Castle Rock, Colorado
The father of one of the alleged STEM School Highlands Ranch shooters in Colorado is a serial felon and illegal immigrant from Mexico, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Jose Evis Quintana, the father of alleged 16-year-old killer Alec McKinney was once jailed for 15 months for domestic violence against Alec's mother and 'menacing with a weapon'.
McKinney has been charged alongside his friend Devon Erickson of killing one student and injuring eight others at the school close to Denver, Colorado.
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.
Transgender McKinney, who was born a girl called Mya, had turned 16 on April 14 and wrote on twitter on April 26: 'My mom talking to me about how she hates the new alec. Mom: I miss my Alec can you find him for me. Me: I miss my dad can you find him for me.'
Records at Douglas County District Court in Castle Rock, Colorado show Quintana had been jailed for 15 months in August 2009 for 'menacing with a weapon' and domestic violence against hairstylist Morgan.
Quintana and Morgan had Alec, born Mya Elizabeth, on April 14, 2003.
In January 2007 the couple had a son and in July 2008 they had a daughter.
But just two months later, on August 22, 2008, 5ft 10ins tall Quintana was charged with attempting to kidnap, 'menacing with a weapon', and failing to stop for police.
He was jailed on February 3, 2009, pending his trial, when he failed to see a court official.
Court papers said Quintana 'wishes to stay in custody since he has a problem with drugs and alcohol'.
The court agreed and also allowed Quintana to have supervised visits with Alec and his siblings in jail, on condition Morgan was not present.
On July 29, 2009, with Quintana in jail pending his trial, Morgan successfully gained permanent custody of their three children.
On September 2009, Quintana was sentenced to 15 months in prison when all the charges against him, apart from 'menacing' Morgan with a weapon, were dropped. He was also ordered to undergo domestic violence counseling.