Saturday, November 6, 2010
Obama Administration Refuses to Release Investigation into Illegal Immigrant Killing of Nun
Sister Denise Mosier (photo: Benedictine Sisters of Virginia)
Officials in Virginia are upset with the Department of Homeland Security over its refusal to release the results of an investigation into a drunk-driving homicide involving an illegal immigrant and a Catholic nun.
In August, Carlos Martinelly Montano, an undocumented immigrant from Bolivia, drove his car head-on into another vehicle carrying Sisters Denise Mosier, 66, Charlotte Lange, 75, and Connie Ruth Lupton, 70. The crash, which took place near Bristow, Virginia, killed Mosier and seriously injured the other two nuns.
Montano, who was drunk at the time of the crash, had two prior convictions for driving under the influence. But the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service, which was aware of Montano’s illegal status and criminal record, failed to deport the 23-year-old before the August accident.
Homeland security officials conducted an investigation into the matter to determine why Montano was not sent back to his home country. But the agency has refused to share the results of the probe with Virginia leaders...