FAIRHOPE, AL (WALA) – An illegal immigrant who has been deported more than once remains behind bars in Baldwin County.
Authorities say he is responsible for a deadly hit and run that killed a Daphne woman while she was riding her bike.
Amy Hawkins was killed while riding her bicycle in Fairhope back in March.
Jose Luis Alonso-DeLeon was arrested and charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.
Authorities also said DeLeon is an illegal immigrant who has been deported twice.
The state charges against DeLeon are still pending, but Friday, the United States Attorney’s Office said DeLeon pleaded guilty to federal charges of possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, and illegal reentry of a removed alien.
Officials said, while looking for a truck involved in the accident, Fairhope Police found DeLeon in a truck with a firearm on the front passenger floorboard.
They said he could face as much as 12 years in prison on both charges when he’s sentenced in September.
Read more at the Illegal Alien Crime Report
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