Illegal Immigrant Pleads Guilty to Hit and Run Death

Here’s a simple run of logic.  If Maria Romero had not entered the country illegally, or had the Federal government turned her away at the border, a young man would almost certainly be alive today.

But, hell, what’s a death on the highway of illegal immigration?

A Rockford, Ill., woman was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison and ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution in the hit-and-run death of a Villa Park, Ill., teenager in March 2014.

Maria E. Romero, 42, dressed in an orange jail uniform, appeared in a small jailhouse courtroom at the Rock Island County Justice Center in Rock Island and pleaded guilty to a single charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death, a Class 4 felony under Illinois law that carries a sentence of one to three years in prison.

In exchange for her guilty plea, Rock Island County State’s Attorney John McGehee dropped the more serious charge of failing to report an accident, a Class 1 felony, which alleged that she failed to contact police within 30 minutes after hitting Emilio Perez, 17, who was walking on the westbound lanes of Interstate 88.  Read more….

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