An illegal immigrant from Ecuador killed two people in a drunk-driving crash
An illegal immigrant who was deported in 1997, sneaked back into the country and then killed two people in a drunken-driving crash was sentenced Tuesday to up to 15 years in prison.
Nilssen Torres Paredes had pleaded guilty in May to manslaughter. He was drunk and speeding the wrong way in a 30 mph zone when he struck a car, injuring the driver and killing the two passengers, Audra Kaczur and David Calogero, prosecutors said.
He was sentenced to five to 15 years behind bars.
He also received concurrent sentences on charges that he lied about his identity when he was pulled over by police months before the December accident. He admitted lying to hide the fact that he'd been deported to Ecuador in 1997 after being convicted on weapons charges but had sneaked back into the U.S.
He could face federal charges for unlawful re-entry after completing his sentence, Suffolk County prosecutors said.
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