Obama Judge Releases Illegal Alien Accused of Killing American Father of Two
Jose Rodriguez escapes deportation and set free into interior of United States
An illegal alien, who is accused of killing American father of two Corey Cottrell, has been released by an Obama-appointed judge for a second time since he was charged in connection with Cottrell's death.
The 27-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, Jose Rodriguez, is accused of running a red light on June 22 and causing a fatal crash in Illinois.
Rodriguez's car hit and killed 39-year-old Corey Cottrell, who was riding his motorcycle to visit his mother Kathy at the time.
Police said Rodriguez fled the scene of the accident, leaving Cottrel for dead, only turning himself to the authorities the following day.
It was later discovered that six years previously, Rodriguez was ordered to be deported from the US but never left.
The sanctuary state of Illinois also issued a driver’s license to Rodriguez, it was later revealed.
The Cottrells consider the case a murder, according to Breitbart.
To date, Rodriguez has only been charged with fleeing the scene of an accident with a death involved, speeding, and running a red light, however.
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.
From there, Rodriguez was able to appeal his deportation order from six years ago.
Federal immigration Judge Samuel Cole then allowed the illegal alien to be freed from ICE custody without any GPS monitoring on November 15.
Judge Cole was appointed to his position in August 2016 by former President Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.
While Rodriguez was freed from ICE custody, family friend Cheryl Wendland told Breitbart that the Cottrell family was not told the illegal alien had been released until almost a month later.
“Rodriguez is out and my best friend can’t even celebrate Christmas this year because she is so broken,” Wendland said of Corey’s mother.
“Corey’s death has been completely irradicated from this whole case.
"It’s all about the illegal alien and not about that this man’s death was completely avoidable.”
“The absolute lack of justice is what frustrates me the most,” Wendland said.
A bench trial in the criminal case has been set for January 2020.
Corey leaves behind his mother Kathy, his 11- and 14-year-old daughters Karina and Alexandra, his sister Shanna, his grandmother Virginia, as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.