Illegal Man Who Killed Father of Two After Running Red Light Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

Breitbart reports an illegal alien who killed father of two, Corey Cottrell, has been sentenced to seven years in Illinois prison after previously being freed on bail.

As Breitbart News has chronicled, 27-year-old illegal alien Jose Rodriguez from Honduras pleaded guilty in January to running a red light on June 22, 2019, in Illinois, causing him to hit and kill 39-year-old Corey Cottrell.

Cottrell, the father of two daughters, was riding his motorcycle at the time to visit his mother Kathy. Rodriguez — given a driver’s license by the sanctuary state of Illinois — fled the scene of the accident under suspicious circumstances and turned himself in the following day.

On Tuesday, Rodriguez was sentenced to just seven years in prison for killing Cottrell and fleeing the scene of the accident. Sources have said Rodriguez has been charged with an unrelated crime as well.

Though the Cottrell’s considered the case a murder, Rodriguez has only ever charged with fleeing the scene of an accident with a death involved, speeding, and running a red light.

Bail for Rodriguez was originally set at $1,000,000. However, McLean County Judge Scott Drazewski lowered Rodriguez’s bail to $100,000, allowing him to be freed by paying only a small portion of that price.

After being released from McLean County custody, Rodriguez was taken into custody by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Rodriguez was eventually allowed by federal immigration Judge Samuel Coleto to be freed from ICE custody on November 15.

Even after Rodriguez pleaded guilty in January to felony hit-and-run involving a death, he was allowed to remain out of jail free on bail.

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