Monday, October 31, 2011

Illegal immigrant convicted of felony murder in car crash that killed Benedictine nun in Va.

By Associated Press

MANASSAS, Va. — A judge on Monday found a Bolivian immigrant guilty of murder for causing a crash while driving drunk that killed a Benedictine nun and severely injured two others last year.

The case against Carlos Martinelly Montano, 24, drew national attention partly because of the sympathetic victims — three elderly nuns — but mostly because of Martinelly’s immigration status. Federal authorities say Martinelly was an illegal immigrant who had been convicted of drunken driving twice previously but was never deported...

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