On Wednesday, Franklin County Court Judge Carol Van Horn sentenced Agustin Macias-Marquez, 28, to eight years in prison after he killed two people in an alcohol-fueled crash last year.
The light sentence was part of an agreement reached between the illegal alien's public defender, Chris Reibsome and Franklin County District Attorney Matt Fogal.
Under the deal, Macias-Marquez pleaded guilty to two counts of homicide by vehicle, one count of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, and driving under the influence.
Laughably, Macias-Marquez has also agreed to pay more than $325,000 in restitution to the victims' families.
Of course, it is unclear how someone with no income and who will presumably be sent back to Mexico at the completion of his sentence, could be held to such an agreement.
On Dec. 31, 2012, Macias-Marquez blew through a stop sign at the intersection of McKinley St. and Cleveland Ave. in Chambersburg, and crashed into the vehicle in which Heather Coble, 25, and Madison J. Perry Coble, 24, were both passengers.
While Coble was pronounced dead only minutes after the crash, Perry died several days later from severe brain injuries.
Macias-Marquez registered a BAC of .14, nearly twice the legal limit.
Coble, who had two daughters, ages 4 and 5, was pregnant when she was killed, while Perry left behind a 7-month-old daughter.
The illegal alien was actually scheduled for deportation after a 2011 DUI arrest, however, that action was apparently put on hold.
The Herald-Mail reported:
"Court-appointed defense attorney Chris Reibsome told the judge about a discussion he had with Macias-Marquez about an earlier effort to deport him.
Macias-Marquez said he was in the process of being deported after a 2011 driving-under-the-influence case, according to Reibsome. But Macias-Marquez claimed the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office put a hold on that deportation because it wanted him to testify in court about a homicide he witnessed on Oct. 22, 2012."
Macias-Marquez, who required a translator throughout the entire legal process, could be out of prison as early as 2017.