The illegal alien has pleaded not guilty to murdering 20-year-old Johanna Pascoe

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Last year, just days before Christmas, an illegal alien in Racine County, Wisconsin pleaded not guilty to murdering 20-year-old Johanna Pascoe.

Ernesto Regalado Rodriguez, a 21-year-old illegal alien, pleaded not guilty this month to vehicular manslaughter, knowingly causing death by driving without a license and reckless endangerment. Accidental death on December 12.

Racine County police say Rodriguez hit Pascoe head-on on the freeway. Pascoe, who was unconscious when first responders arrived at the scene, was on her way to Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she worked as a nurse after graduating from Gateway Technical College.

Meanwhile, Rodriguez was outside of his vehicle when police arrived at the scene. When officers spoke with Rodriguez, they said he smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated. Rodriguez’s blood alcohol test showed he was twice the legal limit to drive.

Officers said they found four empty beers in Rodriguez’s car, and he told police he had been drinking but thought it was enough to drive.

Pascoe died on December 13, a day after the accident.

Jim Pivovarczyk of Wisconsin first reported on Rodriguez’s illegal alien status, which includes an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) charge in addition to more than $500,000 in debt:

Caledonia Police Deputy Chief Sean Engleman told WRN Rodriguez said he came to Wisconsin three years ago from Mexico and is not a U.S. citizen. He had no information about Rodriguez’s arrest or immigration status; the jail is working with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department, which confirmed its presence but would not comment further. [Emphasis added]

Pascoe’s obituary describes her as a dynamic and adventurous young woman who enjoyed caring for animals, plants and others.

“Johanna had a very kind heart and recently volunteered her time at Little Hooves Animal Sanctuary,” Pascoe’s obituary said. “He regularly participated in blood drives and volunteered for suicide prevention charities. He lived by the motto “BE MERCIFUL” and was a strong advocate for any person or creature who was unmerciful.

If convicted, Rodriguez could face more than 30 years in prison.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter Here.

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