Fremont Ordinance Supporter Says it Would Cut Crime
Fremont, NE -- John Wiegert organized a petition drive to encourage voters to back the city's controversial immigration ordinance. When he got word two illegal immigrants are being charged for two killings in the metro, his stomach turned. "It's just a horrible tragedy," said Wiegert. "My heart goes out to the families."
This month prosecutors charged two illegal immigrants in separate cases. Hilberto Velasquez Ramirez is facing a homicide by motor vehicle charge. Over the Fourth of July, Council Bluffs Police say he was driving drunk and slammed into a car full of teens. Last week, Omaha Police arrested 19-year Sergio Martinez Perez for the rape and murder of 93-year old Louise Sollowin. "Here's two cases right here, if you get these two people off the streets and back to the place where they need to be, their home country, this definitely would not have happened," said Wiegert.