25-year-old Baltazar Marquez was pulled over in September 2008 for driving drunk and driving without a license and insurance. Baltazar Marquez was also an illegal alien, but since the charges were not consider felonious he was never reported to ICE by the Witchita Police Department and never deported from our country. Now a 75 Year Old Kansas Woman, Lola Jayne, and her family, are paying the price.
On December 20, 2008 at 6:30 as Lola Jayne was driving to bingo, Baltazar Marquez, once again driving drunk, crossed the center line and hit her head-on killing her. Her family is outraged at the system that allowed Marquez to remain in this country as ICE and the local Kansas police point fingers at one another as to who is to blame for the failure to enforce our immigration laws.
A frustrated family is speaking out after their mother was killed by an alleged drunk driver. They say they've learned the man was an illegal immigrant and has been in trouble with the law before.
It’s all leaving them with questions about why he was allowed to stay in the country, in the first place.
Seventy-five-year-old Lola Jayne was a vibrant mother of eight, married for 58 years. She loved life but understood its dangers.
"My mom and dad would avoid going out on New Year's Eve, you know, because that's the time that everyone drinks and drives," said her daughter, Shelia Reaser. ... "This should never have happened, never have happened," said Reaser.
"We’re all devastated and very disappointed in the system," said another daughter, Linda Stilwell.
Jayne's family has since learned Marquez was in this country illegally. He didn't have a driver's license or insurance. And he's been pulled over before.
"Our feelings are why was he not deported at that point," said Stilwell.
"He was stopped back in September. Why couldn't they have taken him in then and my mom would still be alive?" said Stilwell
Instead, the family is left with grief and anger...
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