SEPTEMBER 09, 2009
An illegal alien serving a 15-year prison sentence for the hit-and-run murder of a Wisconsin teenager demanded a judge free him because he encountered discrimination when his immigration status was repeatedly referenced in court.
In August 2007 the intoxicated illegal immigrant (Eddie Carbajal-Lile) with a previous drunk-driving conviction ran a stop sign and caused a crash that killed a 17-year-old boy. Two other teenagers were injured in the accident and Carbajal-Lile fled the scene but was arrested a month later in Ohio.
Incredibly, the illegal immigrant already had open container and drunken driving convictions in Wisconsin, a notorious sanctuary state that protects undocumented aliens, and he got caught using various aliases during several encounters with law enforcement. Yet, he remained in the state long enough to murder an innocent American.
Carbajal-Lile’s faced more than two decades in prison for murdering the teen but prosecutors recommended 10 as part of a plea deal. A judge in eastern Wisconsin’s Sheboygan County Circuit Court tacked on five more years because the crime was so severe.
Through his U.S. taxpayer-financed public defender, the illegal immigrant filed a motion to vacate his sentence this month, claiming that race cannot be considered in court and mentioning his status as an illegal alien is no different than a racial reference. Six references about his illegal status equated to discrimination on the basis of race and nationality, according to the motion.
Fortunately, the same judge that tacked on the extra five years denied the motion this week, ruling that the court did not consider Carbajal-Lile’s nationality or race during sentencing. Sheboygan County prosecutors explained that all references to Carbajal-Lile’s immigration status, limited English and Immigration and Customs Enforcement were in response to points the defense brought up, part of the discussion of the length of his sentence or victim statements.
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