Illegal Immigrant DUI Killer Ruled Incompetent
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#1 Apr 15, 2013
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A self-confessed illegal immigrant in Milford, Mass., faces up to 15 years if found guilty of vehicular homicide but it’s a big “If.” As it stands right now, Nicolas D. Gauman has been found incompetent to stand trial because he doesn’t speak English and doesn’t understand the American legal system. Critics say Guaman had an accomplice – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
In August 2011, 34-year-old Ecuadorean Nicolas Guaman, who admits he’s in the country illegally, decided to get behind the wheel of a borrowed 2004 black Ford pick-up truck and go for a drive. The only problem was he was drunk, at nearly three times the legal limit.
Guaman allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign and struck a motorcycle being driven by 23-year-old Matthew J. Denice. Denice was trapped under the wheels and pulled under Guaman’s truck, and Guaman continued to drive, attempting to flee the scene, dragging Denice more than a quarter-mile. Gauman finally ran his truck up on a curb and dislodged Denice’s body… and then backed his truck over it while he was trying to escape.
Officers pursued Guaman down several roads in Milford before he was finally apprehended. Officer Angel Arce said Guaman had “bloodshot and glassy eyes,” and there were several Budweiser beer cans inside the truck. Guaman’s 6-year-old son was also in the truck and when he got out he started punching and kicking the police officers, yelling at them to leave his father alone.
Guaman was arrested and faces a laundry-list of charges, including: Negligent vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury and death, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, failure to stop for police, unlicensed driving, failure to yield at a stop sign, resisting arrest and wanton or reckless conduct creating risk to a child.
Denice, who had recently graduated from Framingham State University and hoped to get a job in law enforcement, was pronounced dead at Milford Regional Medical Center.
“It’s a distressing event,” said Milford Police Chief Thomas O’Loughlin.“You have a young man, his whole future ahead of him. He was 23, just finishing college, by all accounts a good guy. Professionally, it was a horrific scene to be involved in.… Your heart aches for the family.”
At the time of his arrest, Guaman was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail and on Thursday, April 11, 2013, Judge Janet Kinton-Walker, appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2009, ruled that he was incompetent to stand trial because “Guaman’s ‘unique cultural background’ and language barrier means that he doesn’t understand the court process. The court also said that he lacks the ability to consult with his attorney properly.”
Others seem to have a lot of sympathy for poor Mr. Guaman. A local business owner said Guaman was a “hard-worker” and had been his customer for five years. Guaman’s wife said she hoped her husband would be deported to Ecuador “so he doesn’t have to suffer here.”
And Eva Millona, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, said she was worried.“We seem to continue to lose supporters,” she said, and added that it was unfair to connect drunk driving with illegal immigration.“Drunk driving is another issue, and people should be punished for it,” she said.“But immigration status has nothing to do with it.”
#2 Apr 23, 2013
Unfortunately, drunk driving in the United States as a whole, is an accepted practice. Even more unfortunate are the numerous injuries and deaths created by this planned/avoidable practice. I would be shocked if a legal american citizen was actually punished for such a crime and just as shocked if they found a special provision for an illegal alien.
#3 Apr 23, 2013
Let’s see some proof!! Every legal citizen that ever saw who got a DUI, is hammered by the system. They served time, lost their license, paid 10,000’s of cash, and served probation after all that. So, let’s see some facts if you are going to justify Illegal alien special treatment.
#4 Apr 23, 2013
The last I knew was that ignorance of the law does not excuse you from breaking the law. So what's next? Holding a store a gunpoint and robbing it then claiming you didnt know it was a crime?
#5 Apr 23, 2013
Here's some quick current links.. The last one is the best, I advocate all hoosiers use it. When you read a story, follow this site with the suspect's name and voila you can watch the game in action. I personally know of two people killed by drunk drivers. Here in Indy, a coworker was killed by a drunk who was driving a work van. He was given 5 years DOC and a suspension on his license of 3years. I stopped one night to assist a cop at another crash in Avon which killed a grandma. The drunk female driver was sentenced to 4 years. Remember, Indiana has the automatic 50% cut in sentence for "good time", almost ALL of them get it regardless. So a 10 year sentence is 5years. Hardly a punishment for premeditated killing. Those who "don't" kill anyone, are sentenced on average to pay $1000.00 plus attorney fees and one (1) year probation. No jail time. And in Indiana, the Bar association makes big bucks forcing cops to have the drivers play circus tricks on the roadway also called field sobriety testing. Such tests were found unnecessary years ago with the use of blood tests and breath testing. Show me ONE (1) citizen that was hammered by the system! My cousin's neighbor in St.Petersburg, RU was sentenced last month to 15years prison for driving with a .03 alcohol content. No crash involved. But that is Russia law, not US law.
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#6 Apr 24, 2013
Nice links but they were all convicted and stood trial. Where are the links with American citizens getting off period with no trial or CONVICTIONS??????
You see this alien gets away free-” As it stands right now, Nicolas D. Gauman has been found incompetent to stand trial because he doesn't speak English and doesn't understand the American legal system”.
You missed the whole point but I can understand the sentences should be longer. However, again, this ALIEN will be let go without ANYTHING, no PENALTIES LIKE ALL THE MILLIONS OF ALIENS IN THIS COUNTRY!!!!
All aliens get to do whatever the F**k they want and get to rape without trials. PC progressive new America allows this because it would be racist to not let aliens’ rape legal American citizens and their legal system. Case closed.....
#7 Apr 24, 2013
His trial isn't over yet, my guess, based on history, is that he'll be convicted of a watered down involuntary manslaughter charge, which lately is the norm throughout the country. My proven point is that its an accepted norm to ignore the seriousness of OWI's, and a waste of time on the cops who arrest them. The most he'll get is a few years anyway for murder.
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