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.