[Illegal alien/multiple arrests] Man who killed three in crash at Aurora ice cream shop loses appeal

Article author: 
Carlos Illescas
Article publisher: 
The Denver Post
Article date: 
27 June 2014
Article category: 
Colorado News
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A [illegal alien] man sentenced to 60 years in prison after he caused an accident that killed three people at an Aurora ice cream shop lost his appeal Thursday.

The Colorado Court of Appeals reaffirmed the 19 convictions against [illegal alien] Francis Hernandez, who was found guilty in 2010 of killing Marten Kudlis, 3, Patricia Guntharp, 49 and Debra Serecky, 51.

In 2008, Hernandez was traveling more than 80 mph on South Havana Street ...

"The defendant committed a horrible, vile crime that involved the death of three people, including a child whose life barely started," Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said in a news release on Friday. "Prison is the only suitable place for Mr. Hernandez."

The case received media attention because, among other things, Hernandez was in this country illegally and had been cited or arrested several times by law enforcement agencies but was not turned over to federal authorities for potential deportation ...

CAIRCO Research-[illegal alien] Francis Hernandez lawsuit results

Firm secures $15 million in negligent death of toddler [Marten Kudlis]

As reported in Law Week Colorado May 19, 2014, Bachus & Schanker secured the largest personal injury verdict in Colorado in 2013. The firm secured the $15 million award in the Kudlis v. Hernandez case ...

In 2008, 3-year-old Martin Kudlis was enjoying ice cream with his mother at Baskin Robbins when a car driven by [illegal alien] Francis Hernandez at a recklessly high speed collided with another car, sending debris through the window and killing him. After leaving the scene, and later denying he was the driver, Hernandez was apprehended and eventually tried and convicted of homicide ...

According to court documents, the vehicle’s owner, Rosa Avelar, was accused of negligently entrusting the vehicle to Hernandez, an illegal alien who did not have a driver’s license ...