An illegal alien who overstayed his visa and was released twice by authorities in the sanctuary county of Montgomery in Maryland has struck and killed two men, one with the fire department and a police officer.
Roberto Garza Palacios caused a car crash in December 2017 that immediately killed 33-year-old Sander Cohen, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office deputy chief, and later left FBI agent Carlos Wolff, 36-years-old, died at a nearby hospital. Palacios is no stranger to a courtroom. He was arrested in 2015 for DUI. Later that year he was arrested for breaking the windows out of 16 cars and with arson. He served four months and then was released to the general population. ICE placed a detainer on him but the county refused it.
Marla Wolff, the widow of Carlos Wolff told the Washington Post that the illegal alien getting off with a fine for the accident that killed her husband and left their two young children fatherless was “ridiculous.”
“He just pays $280, and that’s all he has to do,” Marla said.
Marla previously told WTOP of her husband:
“Carlos was such a great guy,” she says. “He was more popular than I was anywhere that I went.”
“He really cared about people and when they talked to him he was really listening to them, he wasn’t just making small talk. I actually remember at my last work party, there was a line for him, like an actual line.”
“He loved his children so much. They’re going to miss their daddy so much.”
Garza Palacios had been previously convicted in the U.S. and was released by the sanctuary city of Montgomery County, Maryland.
Three years before the deadly car crash, Garza Palacios was arrested in Montgomery County. At the time, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency asked the sanctuary city to hold the illegal alien in prison until they could take him into custody. The sanctuary city refused and released Garza Palacios back into the public.