Prosecutors have resolved a case involving an illegal immigrant who killed two law enforcement officers in a violent car crash last December.
As he faces deportation in ICE custody, Garza Palacious paid a $280 fine for killing FBI agent, Carlos Woff, and arson investigator, Sander Cohen, with his vehicle. Palacious’ car hit with such force that both men’s bodies flew across the median into oncoming traffic.
Per The Daily Caller:
The prosecution proved that he drove in a “careless and imprudent manner,” but did not reach the level of a “gross deviation” from careful driving or a “reckless disregard” for human life, both of which would be necessary for more serious charges.
Back in 2015, he pleaded guilty to driving while impaired, and Palacios also served about four months in jail after being arrested for smashing the windows on over a dozen cars and for lighting a couch on fire.
ICE found out he had been arrested and requested Montgomery County, Maryland, to hold him, but he was released anyway.
Montgomery, Prince Goerge’s, and other Maryland counties are sanctuary jurisdictions that decline to enforce immigration laws.