An illegal immigrant has been charged with vehicular homicide after hitting a 23-year-old man and driving away....drunk.
An illegal immigrant who allegedly killed a 23-year-old Massachusetts man in a hit-and-run accident Saturday is being held on $100,000 cash bail, the Milford Daily News reports.
Nicolas D. Guaman, 34, of Milford, Mass., was arrested Saturday after his vehicle struck Matthew J. Denice, who was on a motorcycle, according to police. Guaman's pickup truck had allegedly dragged Denice's body a quarter-mile, the newspaper reports.
Judge Robert Calagione entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Guaman in Milford District Court on Tuesday.
Michael Maloney, Denice's stepfather, is reportedly calling the accident a "murder." He described Denice, who had just graduated from Framingham State University with a computer degree, as a "great all-American kid," according to the newspaper.
Police in Milford confirmed that Guaman was in the country illegally, and Denice's family has called for him to receive a lengthy sentence in the U.S., rather than simply being deported.
Guaman is accused of negligent vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury and death, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and unlicensed driving, among other charges.
If found guilty of vehicular homicide, he could get up to 15 years in jail.
So, not only was a 23-year-old Michael Maloney's life cut way too short by an illegal driving drunk and without a license, but taxpayers are now footing the bill for Guaman to be represented in a court of law and to keep him in a U.S. jail despite the fact Guaman isn't a U.S. citizen and previously broke the law by coming into the U.S. illegally in the first place. This is just one of many tragic and irresponsible crime stories that happen everyday in the U.S. involving illegal immigrants.
And the other tragic part? The Obama Administration's new amnesty policies may allow this guy to avoid deportation.