Saturday, November 12, 2011
James F Rogers Jr
On August 26, 2006, James F. Rogers Jr., 18, of North Jackson, Tennessee was killed by illegal alien Luis Oscar Garcia, 24, in Jackson, Tennessee.
According to a police report, Garcia's 1995 Chevy S-10 pickup ran a red light while traveling north on the U.S. 45 Bypass at Oil Well Road about 2 a.m. Saturday. He slammed into the '95 Honda Civic that Rogers was driving westbound on Oil Well.
Police said Garcia had a strong odor of alcohol on his person and that his pants were soaked with a liquid that indicated the presence of alcohol. There also were two beer bottles, one partially filled, in the truck at the time of the accident, police said.
In addition to the vehicular homicide and DUI charges, Garcia faces counts of driving without a license, registration or proof of insurance. When police did a check on his license plate, it did not come back under his name, the report said.
Garcia was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and driving without a license, registration or proof of insurance.
Garcia, a Mexican national, admitted he had been living in the U.S. without a green card for three years. He was ordered held without bail.
A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 7, and it is likely Garcia, who speaks little English, will use a court-appointed attorney for his defense.
The U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement also has placed an administrative hold (retainer) on Garcia, that will prevent him from bonding out of jail, according to court records.
Temple Black, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman, said that Garcia is in the United States illegally and that as soon as court proceedings are over and he has served his time, he will be sent back to Mexico. "If he is found guilty on those charges, he has to serve his term in that jurisdiction," Black said. "When he finishes that term, he will be bound over to the Department of Immigration and Enforcement and deported."
29AUG06, Jackson Sun
Humboldt man charged with vehicular homicide, DUI
Archived at: http://www.tnrip.org/Tennessee_Murders/082806JacksonTeen.htm
31AUG06, World Net Daily
Illegal alien charged in vehicular homicide
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