Saturday, April 28, 2012

A woman who was in the United States illegally when she ran over and killed a disabled man in Massachusetts in 2011 could be deported to her native Guatemala without standing trial here

Scott Coxall, 39, was killed after he was hit by a car driven by Bianca Contreras while crossing the street in downtown Waltham on November 23, 2011. Contreras, who fled the scene, was slated to stand trial when a federal immigration judge sitting in Boston ruled that she should be deported. Federal officials now intend to release Contreras from custody without trying her for motor vehicle homicide, which the victim's father called outrageous. “I want [the judge] to explain to me how he can let someone that’s facing criminal charges just go home," Thomas Coxall said. "I’d like to see her stand trial.” Contreras was traveling double the speed limit when she struck Coxall. Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Middlesex district attorney are opposed to the decision, handed down by federal Immigration Court Judge Steven F. Day. Contreras was released from jail after posting bail, but was then put in custody by South Bay House of Correction in Boston, where federal immigration officials are holding her. The DA intends to request that a Waltham District Court judge keep Contreras behind bars on the original charges. If the approval for deportation is not reversed, Contreras will be free as soon as the plane hits the ground in Guatemala.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Un-fucking believable