SMITHFIELD – On November 10, 2019 15 year old Ethan Handley and 65 year old Marjory Howell Wagner were killed in a Johnston County car wreck, while others in the car were also injured. They were hit by 35-year-old Felix Antonio Juarez-Antunez, an illegal alien who was impaired and driving twice the 45 MPH speed limit, after having been deported twice before.
“An undocumented immigrant who was charged in a crash that killed a 15-year-old boy and a 65-year-old woman is now facing new charges.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that 35-year-old Felix Antonio Juarez-Antunez is charged with illegal reentry of a deported alien.
According to the indictment, Juarez-Antunez had previously been deported twice. […]”
First of all, it’s okay to cause the twice deported foreign national driving drunk and killing U.S. citizens on our roads an “illegal alien,” lest the politically correct media is afraid to hurt Juarez-Antunez’s feelings.
The illegal alien was found to be under an ICE detention request when arrested for the fatal November 10 crash by Smithfield police. They honored that detainer because they don’t want an wanton criminal driving drunk and killing people in their community if they could help it. Just think, a few miles west into Wake County and the Sanctuary Sheriff there may have simply freed the known “undocumented immigrant” all over again on bail.
While it is not as if fatal car crashes don’t happen everyday, this is yet another prime example of a crime that arguably never would have been had immigration laws been enforced and the border secured. A 15 year old boy and a beloved grandmother lost their lives, in part, because of a blatant security risk that officials have neglected to actually address for lack of political will.
“[…] Ethan Handley and Marjory Howell Wagner were killed in the wreck.
Hailey Wagner, the reigning Miss Garner Outstanding Teen, suffered a broken neck and fractured spine. “I just remember nothing… And then just waking up as if I was in a dream,” said Hailey.
Her brother suffered a fracture through his spine, in between the shoulder blades.
“I knew instantly that my grandma had died because I was in the passengers’ seat and she was all leaned back in her chair and I reached over to touch her stomach. I knew she wasn’t moving and she wasn’t moving. So I knew she had died,” he said. “But it was probably the next day that I found out about Ethan and Hailey’s injuries.”
Despite their own injuries, both are choosing to focus on their late friend and grandmother.
“He could always make you laugh. No matter what situation you’re in. He was very good at understanding, great at listening,” Hailey said of Ethan.
“She was everybody’s grandma. She’s just always there for you,” Stephen said of his grandmother.”
Real, tangible, heartbreaking effects of illegal immigration and our failures to adequately enforce our laws and our sovereignty. When horrible things happen we often ask, “If only something could have been done about [x].” Most of the time there was nothing to be done, but when the perpetrator is a known illegal alien with a criminal history, that something can and should be done about it. Lest we continue to accept the seeming impunity with which criminal aliens operate in much of our country.
Read more about the victims here.