Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 5:17 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man who drove a truck packed with immigrants in sweltering Texas heat in July that resulted in 10 deaths pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors said.

James Bradley Jr., 61, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport aliens resulting in death and one count of transporting aliens resulting in death, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said in a statement.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)