The illegal immigrant suspected of killing an Indianapolis Colts player and another man in a drunken roadside crash over the weekend has been charged with a felony immigration violation, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
"Depending on the results of that investigation, either Prosecutor Curry's office or mine, or both I guess, in the event he used false information in both Boone and Marion Counties, will review those findings for possible perjury, forgery, false informing and identity deception charges, among other potential charges", Meyer said Tuesday, according to WBIC.
"We are disheartened that ghoulish and inappropriate public commentary has politicized this tragedy", the Democratic prosecutor said in a statement.
Mr Monroe and Jackson were pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner's Office. "We will simply seek justice on behalf of the families of those two victims".
Orrego-Savala, 37, is a Guatemalan citizen living in the United States without legal documentation.
Orrego-Savala was deported in 2007 and 2009, and was again living illegally in the U.S.at the time of the crash, according to investigators.
"This was a completely preventable tragedy", he told Fox News' "Fox & Friends."
US President Donald Trump has used the death of an NFL footballer allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant to ramp up pressure on the Democrats to support his border policies. "This obviously happened so unexpectedly", Atlanta attorney Daniel Meachum said.
A probable cause affidavit filed Sunday in Marion Superior Court states that a breath test administered at the scene found Orrego-Savala's blood-alcohol content was 0.239 percent.
"He's very distraught to say the least", said his lawyer, Jorge Torres. He questioned whether his client could get a fair trial given the local publicity about the case and his immigration issues. He is an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who previously had been deported twice and was arrested several times in California for drunk driving. "The family is in shock, as you can imagine". He was convicted of driving under the influence in Redwood City, Calif., in 2005, Alberico said.
Tuesday that a year ago Orrego-Savala, under the name Alex Cabrera-Gonsales, had been charged with and pleaded guilty to driving without ever having received a license.
Orrego-Savala remained jailed Wednesday in Indianapolis.
He appeared Tuesday before a judge who advised him of his rights. Jackson and Monroe were standing outside the driver's auto before being hit by a pickup truck, according to police.
"I didn't know anything about him until I started getting the calls this morning", Wagstaffe said, adding that Orrego-Savala's case files have been "long destroyed" after the county transitioned to an electronic record-keeping system.