Archive Crimes of Illegal Aliens 2009

 

  • December 2009 — Roberto Salvador Alvelais-Torres, an illegal alien, pled guilty tohit-and-run driving and negligent homicide that claimed the life of a bicyclist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Alvelais was sentenced to a seven-year prison term. (Tulsa World, December 21, 2009)

  • December 2009 — Juan Lopez-Perez, an illegal alien, pled guilty to hit-and-run driving that killed a two-year-old in Salem Oregon. He was sentenced to one year and five months in prison. (AP report at KATU.com, December 17, 2009)

  • December 2009 — Efrain Garcia Miron, an illegal alien, pled guilty to driving intoxicated and causing a fatality in Grand Rapids, Mich. He faces up to 15 years in prison. (Grand Rapids Press, December 7, 2009)

  • December 2009 — Antonio Caceres, a Honduran illegal alien, was sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the nation’s capitol metro area. Perez strangled and suffocated the 12-year old daughter of his common-law wife. (Washington Post, December 3, 2009)

  • December 2009 — Juan Carlos Perez, a Mexican illegal alien, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Perez shot and killed his former girlfriend’s current boyfriend. (Tulsa World, December 1, 2009)

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  • November 2009 — Francisco Torres-Felix, an illegal alien, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking, gun and immigration charges in Oakland, California. Torres reentered the United States after being deported in 2000. (Oakland Tribune, November 18, 2009)

  • November 2009 — Benjamin Delacruz Ajqui, an illegal alien, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for accosting and raping a 14-year-old girl in Sterns County, Minnesota. (AP news on WKBT-TV, November 17, 2009)

  • November 2009 — Magdalit Ramirez and Rogaciano Ramirez-Diaz, both Mexican illegal aliens, were sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for stealing tax refund checks from Texas workers and using phony IDs to cash them in Kansas (Houston Chronicle, November 16, 2009)

  • November 2009 — Daniel Carlon, a Mexican illegal alien who had been deported twice was shot and killed by police in Los Angeles after he fatally stabbed a woman he had been stalking. He had been deported in January 2007 and in June 2009 after serving two years in prison for felony spousal abuse. (Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2009)

  • November 2009 — An illegal alien was put in deportation proceedings for having crashed into another car while driving drunk in Sapula, Oklahoma. The arresting officer recognized the alien as the same person who had been arrested a year before for drunk and hit-and-run driving. He gave a different name from the previous accident, and an investigation found that he had used other different names in even earlier similar accidents. The Tulsa police said they notified ICE after last years' arrest, but ICE said they had no record of the arrest and that, "ICE will prioritize resources to go after more serious offenders." (FOX23 News (Tulsa), November 6, 2009)

  • October 2009 — Jose Aranda-Mora, a Mexican illegal alien was arrested in Ohio 2009 in possession of 92 balloons of heroin that he had swallowed in a drug trafficking operation. Aranda had been deported four times previously. (Columbus Dispatch, December 27, 2010)

  • October 2009 — Three Uzbekistanis and a Moldavan pled guilty in Kansas City to RICO charges of racketeering involving forced labor trafficking by falsely obtaining visas for foreign workers and then placing them in exploitive jobs. The three Uzbecks are Ilkham Fazilov, Jakhongir Kakhkharov, and Abdukakhar Azizkhodjaev. The Moldavan is Alexandru Frumusache. The court pleas were over several months beginning in October 2009. The statute provides for sentences of up to 25 years in federal prison without parole. (United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri Press Release, August 18, 2010)

  • October 2009 — Manuel Fajardo-Santos, a Honduran illegal alien pled guilty to the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl in Wharton, New Jersey. (Star Ledger, October 20, 2009)

  • October 2009 — Velislav Matzov, a Bulgarian immigrant [legal status not clear, but now deportable] was sentenced in St. Petersburg, Fla. to two life terms in prison for the shooting of a police detective while trying to escape following an armed robbery. (AP in Miami Herald, October 13, 2009)

  • October 2009 — Gilberto R. Avarado, an illegal alien, was convicted of two counts of first-degree rape of a 10-year-old girl. He was sentenced in Franklin County, Alabama to two 22-year sentences. (Times Daily, October 6, 2009)

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  • October 2009 — Marvin Rogelio Martinez Jr, a Honduran illegal alien, pled guilty to two felonies: hit-and-run resulting in injury and reckless driving. He ran a stoplight in San Jose, California and hit an 8-year-old boy who remains wheelchair-bound 8 months after being hit. As a result of a plea agreement, Martinez was sentenced to 16 months in prison. (San Jose Mercury News, September 30, 2009)

  • October 2009 — Josue Mata, a Honduran illegal alien confessed to the shooting death in 2007 in Chicago of Alejandro Calderon, a teen-aged amateur boxer with hopes of competing in the Olympics. Mata said he mistakenly thought Calderon was a rival gang-banger. (Chicago Sun Times, October 7, 2009)

  • September 2009 — Eleazar Rangel-Ochoa, an illegal alien, pled no contest to driving under suspension and motor vehicle homicide. He caused an accident that killed a 4-year old. He was driving without a license because it was suspended after three drunken-driving convictions prior to 2003, which did not lead to his being identified for deportation. He faces prison terms of five years for driving under suspension and one year for the homicide charge. (The Omaha World Herald, September 30, 2009)

  • September 2009 — Edwin Chirinos, an illegal alien residing in Florida, was convicted of lewd and lascivious battery and for failure to register as a sex offender. He was convicted in 2006 of sexually assaulting a child but not turned over to immigration authorities. He was apprehended again and charged with the new offenses after being found driving without a valid license. (The Bradenton Herald, September 29, 2009)

  • September 2009 — Bagada Dionas, a Liberian illegal alien, was sentenced to two life terms plus 170 years in prison for the shooting deaths of two persons. As a juvenile, Dionas was convicted of armed robberies, drug dealing and car theft. In 2005, he was first convicted as an adult for armed robbery and served a prison sentence. Maryland Prison authorities said they didn’t at the time check immigration status because it would be a burden. (The Baltimore Sun, September 23, 2009)

  • September 2009 — Agustin Palma Trejo, a Mexican illegal alien, pled guilty to vehicular homicide in Clearwater, Fla. and was sentenced to six years in prison. (The Tampa Tribune, September 14, 2009)

  • September 2009 — Saul Peralta, a Mexican illegal alien, pled guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sex act and accepted a sentence of seven years in state prison. He was charged with sexually molesting a three-year old girl in Westchester County, NY. (The Journal News, September 11, 2009)

  • September 2009 — Rafael Diaz-Quintana, an illegal alien, was sentenced in Oregon to 30 months in prison for his seventh conviction for driving while intoxicated. (AP report on KTVB, September 1, 2009)

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  • August 2009 — Two illegal aliens were convicted of capital murder and explosives charges in Las Vegas. Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, a Nicaraguan admitted to making the bomb that killed a man who was dating his ex-girl friend. He was aided by Omar Rueda-Denvers, a Guatemalan. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. (San Diego Union Tribune, August 28, 2009, New York Times, September 1, 2009)

  • August 2009 — Daryush Omar, an Afghani (or Pakistani) illegal immigrant, pled guilty to vehicular manslaughter in Queens, New York for a drunk driving accident that killed two people. He was sentenced to 3-1/2 to 10-1/2 years in prison. He previously was charged with robbery and murder but an indictment had not been obtained. He was turned over to federal authorities for deportation, but because neither Pakistan nor Afghanistan had accepted his deportation, he had been released. (AP, August 19, 2009)

  • August 2009 — Jose Garcia-Perlera, a Salvadoran illegal immigrant, was convicted of assault of four elderly women and the murder of one of them in Bethesda, Maryland. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. (Washington Examiner, August 14, 2009)

  • August 2007 — Alejandro Emeterio 'Alex' Rivera Gamboa and his cousin, Gilberto Javier 'Gabe' Arellano Gamboa, both Mexican illegal immigrants, were convicted in the attempted rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in Clackamas County, Oregon. Rivera Gamboa was sentenced to life in prison, Arellano Gamboa was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison. Rivera Gamboa had been arrested for drunken driving in November 2006 and pled guilty while also acknowledging he was not a U.S. citizen. Allegedly, he was released without anyone in the criminal justice system notifying immigration authorities. (The Oregonian, August 13, 2009).

  • August 2009 — Milton Alberto Sanabria, a gang member in Georgia who was arrested for trespassing was determined to be an illegal immigrant. He had been arrested and convicted numerous times for theft and was released from two years in prison in May, but he had escaped detection as a deportable alien through use of false identification as a U.S. citizen. (Athens Banner-Herald, August 13, 2009)

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  • August 2009 — Gabriel Soto Garcia, an illegal immigrant, pled guilty to cocaine and cannabis trafficking and was sentenced in Orlando, Fla. to 10 years in prison for. (Orlando Sentinel, August 7, 2009)

  • August 2009 — Marvin Rogelio Martinez, a Honduran illegal immigrant, pled guilty to hit-and-run driving and driving without a license when he hit a man and his 8-year old son that put them both in the hospital and left the boy in a coma for 2 months. Martinez, who was ordered to pay restitution, will spend no more than 2 years in prison under the plea agreement before being deported. (San Jose Mercury News, August 7, 2009)

  • July 2009 — Denni Garza-Corado, a Mexican illegal immigrant, pled guilty to felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was sentenced to five years and 60 days with all but ten days suspended. (WHSV[TV].com, July 14, 2009).

  • July 2009 — Jose Rosendo Algomeda-Santiago, a Mexican illegal immigrant, pled guilty to two counts of negligent vehicular homicide while drunken driving in Maryland. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment. (Baltimore Sun, July 14, 2009).

  • July 2009 — Emma Tlacoxolal-Perez, a Mexican illegal immigrant, was sentenced in Newport News, Va. to 33 months imprisonment for running a prostitution network. She had been deported in 2006 and illegally reentered. (Associated Press, July 14, 2009).

  • July 2009 — Raul Mendoza, an illegal alien, was sentenced in Denver to 10 years in prison for a sex-assault conviction against a 12-year-old girl. (The Denver Post, July 6, 2009)

  • July 2009 — Alexander Ronquillo Rivera, a Honduran illegal alien, was found guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court of attempted first- and second-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison. (The Daily Record, July 1, 2009)

  • April 2009 — Marco Riz, a Guatemalan illegal alien, was convicted in Providence, RI of two counts of first-degree sexual assault (rape) and sentenced to 30 years in prison. As a result of pleading guilty, charges against Riz of kidnapping, felony assault and second-degree carjacking were dismissed. According to the June 26, 2008, Providence Journal, "A federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman criticized the Providence police for not checking on Riz's immigration status when they arrested him twice last year. But the Providence police said they notified the local ICE office about Riz's arrests and the federal agency never took the action needed to ship him back to Guatemala." (WPRI, April 20, 2009).

  • April 2009 — Mwenda Murithi, a Kenyan who became an illegal alien when he overstayed his visa, was convicted of the death of a 13-year old on a playground during a gang-related shoot out in Chicago in 2007. He previously had been arrested a total of 26 times for gang-related activities since 2003 while he was in the country illegally but never reported to the immigration authorities because of Chicago’s sanctuary policy. He was sentenced to 55 years in prison. (Cook County State's Attorney's Office press release, April 20, 2009; Arizona Star Tribune, June 11, 2010)

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  • June 2009 — Anastacio Sanchez-Miranda, an illegal alien, pled guilty to the shooting deaths of three persons in 2007 in Prince William County, Virginia. He had earlier arrested for a drunken driving offense and for malicious wounding but was not turned over to immigration authorities. (WTTG-5 Fox News, Dec. 10, 2007, Washington Post, June 26, 2009)

  • June 2009 — Roberto Pedroza Carrillo, an illegal alien who was shot to death by police after he shot and killed an undercover police officer in Houston, had been previously apprehended by the Border Patrol and returned to Mexico. He had also been ticketed by Houston police at lease four times since 2002 following his return to the United States the most recent time for speeding. Three associates of Pedroza who fled the scene of the shooting were reported to be also illegal aliens. (Houston Chronicle, June 26, 2009)

  • June 2009 — Martin Alvarez-Rodriquez, an illegal alien with two previous drug trafficking convictions in California, was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking conspiracy, drug possession (methamphetamines) and firearms charges in Nevada. (AP in Contra Costa Times, June 10, 2009)

  • June 2009 — Jose Alvarado, a Salvadoran illegal alien, pled guilty to first-degree murder of an 83-year-old woman in Montgomery County, Maryland and was sentenced to life in prison. His wife, Ana Rodas, also an illegal alien, pled guilty to being an accessory after the fact and received a 5-year prison sentence. Ramon Alvarado, a cousin who was paid to commit the crime by his cousin Jose, was convicted of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and arson and sentenced in November to life in prison without parole. (Washington Post, October 21, 2009 and December 23, 2009)

  • June 2009 — Jaime Lopez-Diaz, an illegal alien, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for homicide by intoxication (drunken driving fatality) in December in Wausau, Wisconsin. (The Wausau Daily Herald, June 2, 2009)

  • May 2009 — Jose Barraza-Vidal, a Mexican illegal alien, was sentenced in Seattle to 20 years imprisonment for his role as a leader in a gang that distributed cocaine and methamphetamine. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 26, 2009).

  • May 2009 — Remigio Perez Roman, a Mexican illegal alien, was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Arizona on a drug-related charge. Perez had been deported several times previously for other criminal convictions. (East Valley Tribune, May 7, 2009)

  • May 2009 — Marcos Garcia Jeronimo, a Mexican illegal alien, pled guilty April 8 to gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run in San Diego. (San Diego Union-Tribune, May 6, 2009)

  • May 2009 — Hector Mauricio Hernandez, a Salvadoran illegal alien, pled guilty to the fatal shooting of an honors student at Montgomery Blair HS in the suburbs of Washington DC. Hernandez, reportedly a gang member, had been detained earlier by county police for possession of a knife, but was released without checking on his immigration status. He was sentenced in October to 50 years in prison. (Washington Post and other news sources, May 1, 2009)

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  • April 2009 — Jeremias Chagala-Mil, a Mexican illegal alien, was convicted of rape of a minor in Virginia and sentenced to 30 years in prison, suspending all but six years as part of a plea agreement. (Daily Progress, April 29, 2009)

  • April 2009 — Juan Jose Magallanes-Torres, a Mexican illegal alien, pled guilty to a felony count of illegal re-entry and assault for the beating of two FBI agents who were on stakeout at the railroad yard in Sunland Park, New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexican border. (Houston Chronicle, April 22, 2009)

  • April 2009 — Julian Vasquez, a Mexican illegal alien, was convicted of indecency with a child for breaking into a home and sexually assaulting an underage girl in Texas. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. (Avalanche-Journal. April 18, 2009)

  • April 2009 — Erick Turcios-Lazo, a Salvadoran illegal alien and local MS-13 gang leader, was sentenced in Alexandria, Virginia to 10 years in prison for plotting the murder of a young woman thought to be cooperating with the police. (Washington Post, April 9, 2009)

  • April 2009 — Jorge Flores-Rojas, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, was sentenced to 24 years in prison for trafficking two teen girls to North Carolina to perform sex acts. He repeatedly sexually and physically abused the girls. (USA Today, April 7, 2009)

  • April 2009 — Albin Adalin Zelaya-Zelaya, a Hounduran illegal alien and reputed MS-13 gang member, was sentenced to life in prison in Houston for a burglary conviction. The trial also involved testimony about his murder of two persons in Honduras and assault charges and a shootout with the police in this country. (Houston Chronicle, April 6, 2009)

  • April 2009 — Maurilio Castillo Vega, an illegal alien, received a 61-month sentence for bilking the state of $8 million in unpaid taxes. The Beaverton, Oregon man had several drywall companies and undercut competition by paying employees under the table. (The Oregonian, April 6, 2009)

  • April 2009 — Raul Ramos-Guido, a Honduran illegal alien, was sentenced to 18 months in jail for assaulting a Lanham, Maryland woman in a mall, stealing her purse and threatening to harm her. (The Capitol, April 3, 2009)

  • March 2009 — David Douglas, an illegal alien, was apprehended in Vermont snowshoeing into the country from Canada and sentenced to 3 years in prison. He was deported in 2004 after a conviction of marijuana conspiracy. (WCAX News, March 23, 2009)

  • March 2009 — Ludalino Aguiar Moniz, an illegal alien, was arrested for providing false information to the police in Freetown, Massachusetts. They subsequently found he had been previously deported and had an extensive criminal history, including crimes of violence, and was wanted on a pair of warrants, one for a charge of breaking and entering and the other for a charge of larceny. (The Herald News, March 24, 2009)

  • March 2009 — Manuel Cazares, an illegal alien, turned himself in to police in Hannibal Missouri and admitted murdering two people, one of whom was the mother of his child who had an outstanding restraining order against him. Cazares had been detained by the police and in the court system several times previously without his illegal presence in the United States being discovered. (AP), March 20, 2009

  • March 2009 — Guadalupe Nieto Vazquez, an illegal alien, was charged with his sixth drunken driving offense in Pennsylvania after having been convicted on five previous charges. He failed to appear for a bail hearing. (Lehigh Valley Live), March 19, 2009

  • March 2009—Israel Rojas-Rodriguez, an illegal alien, pled guilty to murder and drug trafficking in Farmington, NM. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison (Daily Times, March 10, 2009)

  • March 2009—Wilfido Joel Alfaro, a Salvadoran illegal alien, was killed in a shootout with Houston police, one of whom was critically wounded. Alfaro had been previously convicted of criminal activity but had been allowed to voluntarily return to El Salvador in 2001. He reentered illegally and was again arrested for possession or delivery of drugs, in 2002 and 2003 but the immigration authorities say they had no record of being contacted about him after 2001.

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  • February 2009—Ernesto Reyes, a Mexican illegal alien, was convicted Friday of capital murder and received a life sentence for the murder of a University of North Texas sophomore. He was extradited from Mexico, where he fled, in exchange for agreement to waive the death penalty. (AP News in Washington Post, February 27, 2009)

  • February 2009—Juan Salmeron Ozuna, a teenaged Mexican illegal alien and Sureno gang member residing in Omaha, Neb. was sentenced to one year in prison. He had been previously deported and threatened to kill an immigration official after he returned to Omaha. (KETV News, February 24, 2009)

  • February 2009—Marcos Ceaca-Jimenez, a Mexican illegal alien residing in Wisconsin was sentenced to three years in prison for possession of a firearm while residing illegally in the United States. Ceaca was a member of the South Side Locos street gang and was arrested when on his way to shoot a former member who had left the gang. (The Capital Times, February 7, 2009)

  • February 2009—Santos Rivera, a Salvadoran illegal alien residing in Texas was convicted of sexual assault for raping a 23-month old baby and was sentenced to life in prison. He had been ordered deported in 2005 but remained illegally. In 2006, he was charged with assault, but not prosecuted. (The Dallas Morning News, February 6, 2009)

  • February 2009—Christian Lopez Herrera, a Mexican illegal alien, was sentenced to a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years probation after pleading no contest to having killed an elderly couple and seriously wounding another in a hit-and-run accident in 1992. Lopez fled to Mexico after the accident but returned illegally to the United States reportedly in 2003. Police received a tip on his whereabouts after a local paper ran a story on the unsolved case. (Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2009)

  • February 2009—Three Brazilians, Joister Pacheco Ataide, Epaminondas Jose Soares, and Wesli Camargo pled guilty in Connecticut to counterfeiting and passing counterfeit $100 bills. Pacheco faces 20 years in jail and a fine of $250,000. All three face eventual deportation. (AP story in Hartford Courant, February 3, 2009)

  • January 2009—Benjamin Martinez-Gonzalez, an illegal alien who had been living in the Chicago area for about 7 years, pled guilty to drunk driving and causing a crash that killed the driver of the other vehicle. He was sentenced to 9 years in prison. (Chicago Breaking News, January 13, 2009).

  • January 2009—Juan Santiago Toledo, an illegal alien, pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter for repeatedly stabbing a woman in Poughkeepsie New York in July 2007. Under a plea agreement he will be sentenced to 20 years in prison. (AP story on RNN-TV, January 29, 2009).

  • January 2009—Alejandrino Lara-Silva, a Mexican illegal alien, pled guilty to 12 felony counts for crimes occurring in homes in Willcox, Pearce and Elfrida, Arizona in December 2007 when he and three others commited crimes of breaking and entry, assault and theft. Under a plea agreement he will be sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison. Two others, Yerco Vedobch-Arrvayo and Natalio Valenzuela-Valdez have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing. Alberto Jimenez-Garcia, who was involved in only one of the break-ins has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. (Herald Review/Arizona Range News, January 28, 2009).

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  • January 2009—Milena Henao, an illegal alien who killed a pedestrian and then fled the scene in Boston pled guilty to vehicular homicide and was sentenced to two, one-year consecutive sentences. (WCVB News, January 27, 2009).

  • January 2009—Abel Gonzalez-Perez, a teenaged illegal alien who killed a pedestrian and then fled the scene in Athens, Georgia pled guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide and Driving Under the Influence and accepted a recommended sentence to as many as 8 years in prison. (Athens Banner Herald, January 26, 2009).

  • January 2009—Eulalio Haro, a Mexican illegal alien who had been deported three times since 1955, was convicted in Chicago of reckless homicide, drunk driving and other charges for a hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcyclist in 2006. ( Tribune, January 23, 2009).

  • January 2009—Benjamin Martinez-Gonzalez, an illegal alien who had been living in the Chicago area for about 7 years, pled guilty to drunk driving and causing a crash that killed the driver of the other vehicle. He was sentenced to 9 years in prison. (Chicago Breaking News, January 13, 2009).

  • January 2009—Rony Izaguirre-Henriquez, a Salvadoran illegal alien member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for stabbing to death another Latino teenager. In December, his brother Walter Izaguirre-Henriquez pled guilty to being an accessory to the crime and was sentenced to 5 years in prison. (The Washington Post, January 14, 2009).

  • January 2009—Mateo Ortiz, an illegal alien, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for drunk driving, injuring a pedestrian and leaving the scene of the accident in Chicago. Ortiz, who used a number of aliases, was found to have 4 other DUI warrants at the time of his arrest. (The Chicago Tribune, January 8, 2009).

  • January 2009—Adan Betanicio Guerrero, an illegal alien, pled guilty in Phoenix to identity theft and fraud. He had taken out more than $787,000 in loans using a stolen Social Security number. (KPHO-TV Phoenix, January 8, 2009).

  • January 2009—Francisco Martinez, a Mexican illegal alien, pled guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and two counts of felony injury by vehicle in North Carolina. As a result of a plea agreement, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison. Driving while intoxicated, he entered a divided highway going the wrong direction and collided with a car in which three brothers, also Mexicans, were killed. ([Raleigh] News Observer, January 6, 2009).

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