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Old 08-27-2008, 05:45 PM
 
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PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Mexican driver of a vehicle that flipped on an Arizona highway, killing nine illegal immigrants, has been charged by a federal grand jury and could face the death penalty if convicted, authorities said on Wednesday.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Phoenix said Brian Guzman-Ochoa faced six charges stemming from the crash on August 7, in which a sport utility vehicle crammed with 19 illegal immigrants ran off a highway southeast of Phoenix, killing nine people and injuring 10 others.

The charges include transportation of illegal aliens resulting in death, bringing in illegal aliens and reentry after deportation, the office said in a news release.

If convicted of the most serious charge, Guzman-Ochoa faces a maximum penalty of life in prison or the death penalty, and a possible $250,000 fine.

Arizona straddles the busiest human and drug smuggling corridor into the United States from Mexico.

Two years ago, 10 people were killed when an SUV packed with illegal immigrants overturned on a desert road near Yuma in western Arizona.
Man charged in Ariz. crash that killed 9 migrants | U.S. | Reuters
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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Hammer time..? -.-
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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wow.... they are self elimininating!

I can understand life in prison, but the death penalty, sounds a little harsh for a guy they don't even know intentionally tried to kill the illegal immigrants. sounds like it was a crash accident.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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wow.... they are self elimininating!

I can understand life in prison, but the death penalty, sounds a little harsh for a guy they don't even know intentionally tried to kill the illegal immigrants. sounds like it was a crash accident.
Precedent was set many years ago if a kidnap victim died while being held captive----------that is a death penalty offence as well.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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wow.... they are self elimininating!

I can understand life in prison, but the death penalty, sounds a little harsh for a guy they don't even know intentionally tried to kill the illegal immigrants. sounds like it was a crash accident.
Nineteen Illegals plus related stuff in one SUV which is designed to carry 6 or 8 max sure sounds intentional to me.

Combined with the assortment of other charges . . . HE DESERVES DEATH.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Nineteen Illegals plus related stuff in one SUV which is designed to carry 6 or 8 max sure sounds intentional to me.

Combined with the assortment of other charges . . . HE DESERVES DEATH.
Agreed, im tired of this kinda crap going on. Time to make a lesson out of him.
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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Precedent was set many years ago if a kidnap victim died while being held captive----------that is a death penalty offence as well.
but they weren't in captivity, they were simply riding a bus to the "free land", right? no one was forcing anybody to be packed into the suv. I mean really , they were not captivity victoms; they are intruders. I can garuntee you they were not forced to get into that suv, they chose to and thats the difference.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:57 PM
 
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I am surprised any of you are applauding the death penalty for this man! After reading these posts I thought maybe you could throw a party for him...after all, he did kill 9 illegal immigrants that none of you will have to go after or talk about going after.

Maybe a thank you note would be enough.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I am surprised any of you are applauding the death penalty for this man! After reading these posts I thought maybe you could throw a party for him...after all, he did kill 9 illegal immigrants that none of you will have to go after or talk about going after.

Maybe a thank you note would be enough.
Fry him!!! One less coyote!!
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:59 PM
 
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Fry him!!! One less coyote!!
I guess you missed the sarcastic tone of my post
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