LOUISVILLE, KY (The Washington Times) – The Department of Justice confirmed this week that an illegal immigrant accused of killing two people in Kentucky had been deported eight times.
Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, 40, has a warrant out for his arrest for a drunken car crash that killed two women in Louisville on Oct. 22. The man was most recently deported in 2013.
“Villasenor-Saucedo fled the scene and [Louisville Metro Police Department] Officers later obtained a Criminal Complaint from Jefferson County District Court charging Villasenor-Saucedo with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Hit and Run Accident. A warrant has been issued for Villasenor-Saucedo’s arrest,” the Justice Department said in a statement released Wednesday.
“Soon after the fatal accident, it was learned that Villasenor-Saucedo was a Mexican national illegally present in the United States,” the statement continued. “Upon learning of Villasenor-Saucedo’s illegal immigration status in the United States, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office began investigating Villasenor-Saucedo and found that he had previously been deported from the United States on eight occasions and did not have lawful authority to be present in the United States.”
Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt is prosecuting the case.
A local NBC affiliate reported Wednesday that Mr. Villasenor-Saucedo will face a maximum of two years in prison if convicted of reentry charges.