Thursday, December 11, 2008

Judge blames federal government as illegal alien is sentenced in drunk driving case

A judge in Richmond, Virginia blasted the federal government for "its failures" in a fatal drunk driving case he was about to rule on. He then sentenced the illegal alien to 10 years in prison for killing two people while driving drunk.

Carmen Alejandro Garcia-Hernandez, in the U.S. illegally, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. 
Judge Bradley Cavedo blamed the federal government, saying it failed to do its job when a family house warming party last May ended in tragedy. Kathryn Jones, 44, and Joseph Owens, 40, were killed in a chain reaction crash started by Garcia-Hernandez.

Kathryn Jones and her sister, Constance Ragsdale, were leaving the party, standing by a car in the front yard when Garcia-Hernandez came barrelling at them in a pick-up truck. He had no driver's license, and his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

Garcia-Hernandez was going 55 miles an hour. He hit a parked car and caused a chain reaction crash which killed both Jones and Owens. Garcia-Hernandez tried to flee the scene but, was caught by bystanders.
The judge blamed the federal government for “failing to perform its basic and fundamental duty -- keeping the borders safe and secure.”

Owens' sister-in-law said of Garcia-Hernandez, “He was allowed to come into the United States and takes someone's life and now he gets to do his time and go back home with his family and nothing else is said.” Garcia-Hernandez will be deported to Mexico after serving his 10 year sentence. Both families have filed civil suits against his former construction company employer, the owner of the pick-up truck.

1 comment:

  1. This guy gets the same number of years in prison, for killing someone, as Ramos and Compean get for stopping and illegal alien drug smuggler.

    Where has the country gone wrong?


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