Paul Watry was a 17-year-old honors student at Port Washington High School, where he participated in the jazz band and theater productions. He also played guitar in a band he organized and planned to major in business at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
The killer, Mexican Eddie Carbajal-Lile had reportedly consumed 5-6 beers before driving and had numerous aliases. He looked rather cheerful in his booking photo, despite being charged with felony counts of homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle among other offenses.
However, the plea to which the killer agreed may result in only 10 years in prison. That's not enough time for snuffing out the life of an innocent teenager with his whole life ahead.
Eddie Carbajal-Lile, 27, accepted a plea deal that could put him behind bars for more than 20 years, though the prosecution will recommend 10 years in prison under the terms of the agreement.What's wrong with the District Attorney, taking the side of the killer? The plea agreement is far too soft for the terrible crime. (Contact information here for the DA.)
According to a criminal complaint, Carbajal-Lile ran a stop sign at county Highway V and state Highway 32 and struck a car with three teenagers inside Aug. 14, injuring two and killing Paul B. Watry, 17. Carbajal-Lile fled the scene on foot and was captured two weeks later in Ohio, authorities said.
"We could get more or even less from the judge, but I think the 10 years is fairly consistent with (fatal hit-and-run crashes) we've had in the past," said Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco. "It's not intentional, it's negligent." [Illegal immigrant is guilty in fatal crash, Sheboygan Press, March 25, 2008]
The greatest service to justice, however, would be for the nation to end the immigration anarchy that continues to kill innocent Americans.