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‘Coyote’ gets 150 months after crash near Poth
Wilson County NewsAugust 14, 2013 | 1,488 views | 2 comments
SAN ANTONIO -- The driver of a sport-utility vehicle that plunged into a stock pond near Poth Feb. 6 will spend the next 12-1/2 years in prison, per his sentence Aug. 7 in federal court here.
Javier Silva-Morales, 31, of Mexico was sentenced to 150 months in a federal prison, for conspiracy to transport immigrants for financial gain resulting in death, aiding and abetting the transportation of immigrants resulting in death, and the transportation of immigrants placing lives in jeopardy. This is according to Adelina “Nina” Pruneda, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who said Silva-Morales pleaded guilty to these charges March 27.
According to a KSAT-12 report, one of Silva-Morales’ accomplices -- 25-year-old Jose Abram Lopez-Lozano of Mexico -- is set for sentencing Sept. 11, following his plea of guilty to one count of immigrant smuggling.
The two men were among a group of 12 illegal immigrants who were captured at a property near the corner of F.M. 427 and C.R. 225 northeast of Poth. This was after deputies from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office became involved in a pursuit that ended with a Chevrolet Tahoe plunging into a stock pond. The bodies of Ervin Josue Sontay, 20, of Guatemala; Adalid Anaya-Perez, 23, of Honduras; and Julian Cesar Rodriguez Laurean, 21, of Mexico were pulled from the water by members of a Texas Department of Public Safety dive team.
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