A Texas woman who lost her husband and two children in a car accident that was caused by an illegal immigrant is speaking out after learning the suspect was only sentenced to two years in prison.
Courtney Hacking says she got no justice after Margarito Quintero Rosales was sentenced to just two years in prison for causing a fatal car crash that killed three of her loved ones, All That’s News reported.
Peter Hacking, Courtney’s husband, was killed in the crash. The couple’s two children, 4-year-old Ellie Bryant and 22-month-old Grayson, were also killed in the collision.
Rosales is reportedly in the country illegally. He is illegally employed and was driving without a license at the time of the incident. He is accused of falling asleep behind the wheel before crashing head-on with Peter’s car.
Rosales also has a criminal history. He came to the United States illegally a few years prior to the collision and was arrested for burglary in Missouri. He then fled the country and returned under several different aliases.
Now Rosales has been convicted of criminally negligent homicide. He was sentenced to two years in prison — the minimum sentence for his crime. Authorities said they plan on deporting him when he completes his time.
Courtney was outraged by the sentence, which she deemed far too light.
“Today for me is offensive to our family,” Courtney said after learning about the sentence. “There’s no justice in what you’re getting today.”
“You weren’t supposed to be here. All of this heartbreak is because of you,” she continued. “You were in this country illegally for the second time. You were driving a car without a license, coming from a job you were illegally paid to do. Because of your selfishness, three beautiful people lost their lives.”
Courtney wants to see tougher punishment against illegal immigrants who commit crimes that result in deaths. She is reportedly working with federal lawmakers to make that happen.
“On behalf of my husband and my children, I can’t let this go,” Hacking said, calling the fact that Rosales was in the country illegally an “aggravating factor.”
Several social media users agreed with Courtney.
“This woman should not have to fight for justice for her family,” wrote one Facebook user. “It should be already in our judicial system the harshest penalty available is automatically delivered in illegals cases.”
“There’s no justice in sentencing him to 2yrs imprisonment,” added another. “Just taking into consideration he’s an illegal immigrant and this is his second felony should be manslaughter. As a woman I can’t imagine what she’s going [through].”
-Courtney suffered a horrific loss after this illegal immigrant killed her entire family. Now, she’s on a mission to change the laws when illegals commit crimes. Do you support her?
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