Illegal Alien Murderer Set Free
Sarah was rear-ended in her car on January 31st by an illegal Honduran alien, Eswin Mejia, when he was street racing. He hit her car so hard, she died from her injuries that same night. Mejia had a blood-alcohol level that was four times the legal limit, and he was driving with a suspended drivers license. That is bad enough, but it gets much worse. Mejia could have faced up to 20 years in prison for killing Root, but Judge Jeffrey Marcuzzo set Mehia's bond at only $50,000, and his brother paid the $5,000 or ten percent portion required to free his brother, who promptly disappeared. It is likely that he has now fled the country and will never be prosecuted for his crime. The Police did not contact Root's family to tell them they had freed their daughter's killer.
“I agree with everything you have all written,” the victim’s mother told KMTV. “If it wasn’t for my ex-husband checking every day with the investigators, we wouldn’t have known [Mejia] was released. This is such a big nightmare. We will not stop until we get justice for my baby girl. She deserves that.”
“We would like call attention to the fact that we laid her to rest yesterday, and the cost of a bond cost less than a funeral,” said the young woman’s father at a February vigil.
WOWT NBC Nebraska noted Mejia was a noted flight risk and police only bothered with him after he kept committing crimes on the road:
Court records show that Mejia skipped a court date in 2014 in relation to a traffic violation — he only went to court when he was charged with a second offense in 2015 and was subsequently taken into custody.
The Omaha police department refused to cooperate with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while Mejia was in custody, but ICE also failed to issue a detainer that would have kept Mejia behind bars since he was clearly a flight risk. Other Omaha residents were also outraged with the wanton disregard for the public shown by the police and ICE.
“Why he [the judge] let him out on such a low bond when the county attorney was asking for a higher bond? Why wasn’t there a detainer on him? Why didn’t they call ICE to come get him?” asked co-founder of the Burlington Road Neighborhood Association Rebecca Barrientos-Patlan. Police reluctantly confirmed to KETV NewsWatch 7 Mejia was “undocumented,” rushing to add they didn’t want to “focus” on the fact. Yet they knew Mejia was an illegal alien before his bond hearing after investigating his background.
Until Wednesday, neither police nor local media coverage thought it concerned Americans that an extremely drunk illegal alien street racing with a suspended license killed a beautiful young woman, preferring to frame the horrific — and entirely preventable — crash as a routine traffic accident. Blackouts of this kind of critical information encourage Americans to accept that their streets will be terrorized by invaders and their daughters can be mangled to death at illegals’ leisure. Mejia is identified as “man,” “teen,” “suspect” in local news coverage. Nothing to see here. Needless to say, the “Black Lives Matter” and “undocumented immigrant”-obsessed national media outlet ignored Root’s death.
According to the non-partisan Centers for Immigration Studies, Douglas County where this took place is a “sanctuary city” and it does not honor ICE detainers without a warrant. How is it possible that a city, a country or even a state can decide to disregard federal law concerning immigration? How can government officials refuse to obey the law of the land? And more importantly, why do liberal Democrats place such a higher value on illegal aliens than on the health and safety of our own American citizens?
There are countless other stories where illegals are here committing sexual and property crimes with impunity. They are forming gangs, and they are coddled or even ignored by the police, and especially by the Obama administration. Until our leaders respect and obey the immigration laws and protect the country and her citizens, there will be more bloodshed and violence committed by illegal aliens, and government officials will have that blood on their hands.