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Illegal Alien Repeat Drunk Driver Pleads Guity to Murder

A repeat drunk driver has pleaded guilty to first degree murder for the death of an Austin business traveler.

In August of last year, Robert Benn of Tennessee landed at ABIA, got into a car, and five miles later died when then 23-year-old Jaime Bonilla Alvarado struck and killed him.

Benn's wife took that same trip Monday morning to be in court for the trial. She has said Alvarado not only cost her a husband, but a best friend.

Jaime Alvarado appeared in court Monday afternoon and before witnesses were called, issued a guilty plea for the charge of felony murder. It is fairly new and rare. He qualified because he was committing two felonies, DWI and evading arrest when he committed a third, killing Benn.

On August 31 of last year Alvarado was attempting to flee the flashing lights of a patrol car when he ran a red light and struck 64-year-old Robert Benn's rental car. Benn ha



Added: Sep-14-2010 Occurred On: Sep-13-2010
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