Twice-Deported Illegal Alien Ran Over 6-Year-Old Girl In California

FULLERTON, CA (NBC Los Angeles) – Angela Aguilar had just gone back inside her Fullerton home to cook. She thought her 6-year-old daughter, Grace, was also inside.

Grace Aguilar, though, was in the front yard, where she had gone to sit by her favorite tree. Angela Aguilar heard the crash, but she didn’t realize that an out-of-control driver had struck her daughter.

Grace Aguilar died in that Feb. 17 crash, which police say was caused by a drunk driver, and now her parents can only look back on a young life that had filled theirs with so much joy.

“For something so stupid to happen in a second, just to have (your child) taken away from you, it’s not fair,” Angela Aguilar said. “It’s not fair.”

Immigration officials say 50-year-old Maximino Delgado Lagunas, who is in the United States illegally, had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he was arrested. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has revealed to NBC4 that Lagunas, a Mexican national, had been deported twice, once in 2001 and again in 2008.

Court records show that in 2015 he was arrested for another DUI. Immigration officials say that back then Buena Park police did not detain Lagunas for the required 48 hours for pickup by immigration officials, instead placing him on informal probation and releasing him to the streets.

Angela and Jesus Aguilar say it took them eight years to have a child. Now they can only mourn their daughter after Lagunas’ actions.

The girl’s parents say their daughter was friendly and mature. She loved people, nature and God. Her father remembers her hugs and her smiles. Her mother remembers the sound of her voice.

“She had this beautiful laugh,” Angela Aguilar said. “I still hear it in my head every day.”

Lagunas could now face a possible murder charge.

“He’s taken away from me the best thing I had in life,” Jesus Aguilar said.

6 thoughts on “Twice-Deported Illegal Alien Ran Over 6-Year-Old Girl In California

  1. I hope the parents sue the crap out of the weak amd softhearted idiots who released him after a DUU in 2015! THEY are reponsible for this little girls death!!! What really pisses me.off, is that if it had been a citkzen who was caught DUI, there would have been consequences…..but when thye are illegal it is just, oh, ok, bye…back on the streets to commit more crime because we are AFRAID of being labeled racist. Lefal status is not a race! It’s crap!!

  2. Officials in California claim that they don’t want to follow federal immigration laws, because it “breaks up families”.
    What about the family of this little girl?

  3. The family should be allowed to sue the Sanctuary State of California for this sue Sacramento the State Capital and in fact all Sanctuary cities should be help financialy liable for any crimes commited by illegal aliens

  4. Well, another pair of Hispanic votes to support the elimination of DACA and to support the building of the wall.

  5. This is sickening. I’m with suing the City and State. They have no real compassion for people, only want sound bites…..

  6. Ligaya Fabian aka Ligaya Sibug of 1631 El Camino Real #8 Tustin Ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid money to obtain a driver’s license but the dmv found out and revoked the license. She jumpshipped her flight from Germany to Canada at lax to get here. She now has a green card.

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