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Illegal alien accused in homicide may go free — without trial

An illegal alien accused of running down a disabled Waltham man in a crosswalk the day before Thanksgiving, then fleeing the scene, may be deported to Guatemala a free woman without ever standing trial.

Federal officials, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the victim’s heartbroken parents are calling the impending release of Blanca Contreras a nightmare.

They all say a federal immigration judge in Boston should not have approved the 32-year-old woman’s deportation last week until she faced a jury on motor vehicle homicide, speeding, hit-and-run and seven other offenses. “I want him to explain to me how he can let someone that’s facing criminal charges just go home. I’d like to see her stand trial,” said Thomas Coxall, father of Scott Coxall, 39, who authorities say was hit by a Nissan Pathfinder driven by Contreras Nov. 23 at up to 60 mph in a 30-mph zon

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Added: Apr-26-2012 Occurred On: Apr-26-2012
By: Wigglesworth
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Tags: borders, sanctuary city, la raza, napolitano, deval patrick
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States (load item map)
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