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Illegal Immigrant Charged With Killing Waltham Man Ordered Deported; Could Avoid Trial

Blanca Contreras, 29, allegedly ran over and killed a 39-year-old Waltham man.

A Waltham woman charged with killing a Waltham man last year may be deported without facing a trial, according to the Boston Herald.

A federal immigration judge last week approved deporting Blanca Contreras, a 29 year-old illegal immigrant charged in the death of Scott Coxall, 39, last November, according to the Herald.

Now, law enforcement officials, Coxall’s father and federal Homeland Security officials are objecting to the decision.

The Department of Homeland Security said it disgarees with the decision and plans to appeal it, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Ross Feinstein.

Middlesex County District Attorney Gerald Leone’s office told the Herald they still plan to charge Contreras before she leaves the country. The DA’s office plans to ask a Waltham District Court judge to order Contreras held on the original charges, but without bail, according to the Herald.

While there is no scheduled deportation date yet, Boston Immigration Judge Stephen F. Day said it should be within three weeks, according to the Herald.

Coxall’s father, Thomas, told the Herald he wants an explanation from the DA on how Contreras could be deported without a trial.

Contreras posted bail days after her arrest but federal immigration agents arrested soon after and has been holding her at a detention facility ever since, according to the Herald.

Contreras pleaded not guilty in November. Her attorney, Gerald Walsh, told the Herald she was not behind the wheel when the vehicle hit Coxall.

Full coverage of the death of Scott Coxall.

Matt Carter April 26, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I am sorry but this person is not innocent at all. I give people a chance but come on. She drove without a drivers licence down a street at 60 MPH hit a car speed off from that accident ran through a stop sign hit a person walking in a MARKED CROSSWALK struck Coxall and then sped off without even checking on him. HOW IS SHE INNOCENT?
Mimibell April 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Mirian, You don't understand.The fact that she has been living in this country illegally for many years makes her a criminal. Looks like she's the kind of person that would do anything to protect HERSELF,including lying. There were witnesses to this killing.I'm sure you think this would be the best for her,because that would allow her to wait a few months to come back here again ILLEGALLY.If she and everyone knows this person is not guilty, why is no one coming forward with a name? Surely all of you would not protect the guilty person.She WAS driving the car,this is just a defense attorney's tatic to cause doubt.The anger you see is from hardworking legal citizens that are offended by the disgusting abuse of the system....legal and financial.It's a slap in the face to every immigrant that has come here and gone through the proper legal process to live,work and reap the benefits of a citizen. More importantly are Scott Coxall's rights,which seem to have been forgotten here. I met Scott as a customer of Stop & Shop and then again through my job. You have no idea how many lives Scott touched in such a kind,caring,happy,outgoing way.You Marian,have no idea the pain this crime, a selfish act has caused not only Scott's loving family, but also the community he was such a special part of.I for one am demanding that the prosecutor do the job the were hired for and confict this killer,sentence her within the guidelines, and send her back. FOR SCOTT !!
Daniela Santos April 28, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Daniella S. I agree with all of the people that say she's guilty and should pay for her crime here and after that send her back. She not only was here breaking the rules but I bet you anything she was taking advantage of free housing, food stamps and free anything she could get a hold of while working and with a husband. While citizens are denied the assistance they need why because all the funds are going to all of these illegals taking advantage of the system such a shame that the government can not see or refuses to see all of these things happening. MAKE HER PAY FOR HER CRIME AND CATCH ALL OF THOSE ABUSING THE SYSTEM. I don't understand why all these illegals can have better options than U.S. citizens.
Mirian Mendoza May 02, 2012 at 07:54 PM
I really hope I am not going to upset people with this comment and I would like to apologize in advance if somehow I hurt somebody’s feelings. Not once I said or thought the six witnesses described on another article were seeing things, I am sure the saw the car and a person driving it but as far as I know only one person has said that the person driving was a woman. When I legally came to this country almost ten years ago, I was amazed by one little thing that might not mean much for many but it means a lot to me and others in my situation, THE FREDOM OF SPEECH, and that is exactly what all of us are doing, we might be right, we might be wrong but we are expressing our thoughts. All I am saying is that I had the opportunity to meet Blanca years ago and she is a good person, the Blanca I met would never drive at that speed; as far as I know she barely drove in her life!!! I cannot only speak for what I have experienced and heard and believe me, if I could prove what I know; she would not be facing what she is facing today. I know the community wants the person driving the car to pay for what happened, my heart is with Scott’s father, I have really heard a lot beautiful things about Scott. Believe me, I wish I could do something to prove what I am saying but I was not on the car nor I was at the place when this happened but neither of you were there, I will always have doubts in my mind...
Lorenzo DePalma May 03, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Damn illegal scum! F'ing roaches, the whole lot of them. Kill 'em all!!!

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