Illegal Alien Kills US Marine, Judge Blames Trump

Marine
Marine

Killer of a US Marine, Martin Martinez-Ballinas.

A 21-year-old US Marine was recently killed in Maryland by an individual who was in this country illegally.

To add insult to injury, the convicted killer could conceivably serve only 18 months in the slammer instead of the full six years he was sentenced.

Rubbing salt deep into the wounds of the grieving family, the presiding judge proclaimed in open session that somehow, the tragic and useless death of this young American Marine was the fault of President Donald Trump.

As reported by Bob Price of the Breitbart.com news portal;

A Maryland judge blamed President Donald Trump for the fear that caused an illegal alien to flee the scene of a collision that killed a 21-year-old U.S. Marine. The illegal alien fled the scene after he crashed his BMW 335i into the Marine’s motorcycle.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Larua Kiessling said, from the bench, she received many letters about the case expressing concern about the “current political climate” where President Trump has been “harshly critical of illegal immigration and of Mexico in particular,” the Capital Gazette reported. The judge said it is “reasonable to conclude” that the defendant, Martin Martinez-Ballinas, would flee the scene out of fear of being deported.

The Mexican national then fled the scene and hid in a nearby quarry. Police found him hiding a short time later. His attorney said his client ran because he was afraid of being deported.

Corporal Walden was a third generation military veteran. He followed his father, James Walden II, and his grandfather into service. He was stationed at Fort George G. Meade at the time of the crash.

Walden said he had encouraged his son to continue the military tradition of service and the James Walden name. “I had the privilege of watching him grow into a good man,” Walden told the Maryland Capital Gazette newspaper. “The name James Ray Walden stops here.”

L/Cpl Walden with his mother, Susan.

The Marine’s mother, Susan Walden, sat in the courtroom and cried as she listened to the details of the crash that killed her son, the newspaper reported. “It is the walking away that is the problem in this particular case. It is walking away and hiding,” she told the reporter. “It is walking away to protect one’s self.”

Following his arrest, officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed an immigration detainer on Martinez-Ballinas and confirmed him to be a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States.

The Capitol Gazette also noted last April;

Walden, who was stationed at Fort George G. Meade, was declared dead at the scene. Police said Martinez-Ballinas ran from the crash and was found after a search about a half-mile away, hiding between large stacks of concrete pallets.

Prosecutors said they asked that Martinez-Ballinas remain in custody “due to the fact that he did not provide credentials establishing his lawful presence in the United States, his close ties with a foreign country (including a foreign passport) and his failure-to-appear for an earlier unrelated charge.”

Prosecutors said they asked that Martinez-Ballinas remain in custody “due to the fact that he did not provide credentials establishing his lawful presence in the United States, his close ties with a foreign country (including a foreign passport) and his failure-to-appear for an earlier unrelated charge.”

Heartbroken parents receive the colors.

According to the State of Maryland’s Department of Legislative Services, time off for a convicted criminal as generous, to say the least;

  • Good conduct credit is awarded at the rate of 10 days per month for all other inmates.
  • An inmate may be allowed a deduction of five days from the inmate’s term of confinement for each month during which the inmate manifests satisfactory performance of assigned work tasks.
  • An inmate may be allowed a deduction of five days from the inmate’s term of confinement for each month during which the inmate manifests satisfactory progress in vocational courses or other educational and training courses.
  • An inmate may be allowed a deduction of up to 10 days from the inmate’s term of confinement for each month during which the inmate manifests satisfactory progress in those special selected work projects or other special programs designated by the commissioner and approved by the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Wait… all those sentence reductions add up to 30 days per month. Thankfully, the maximum amount of days the state of Maryland awards convicts is limited;

  • An inmate may not be allowed a total deduction of more than 20 days per month.

However, with it understood that Martinez-Ballinas was sentenced to a six-year prison term, if he keeps his nose clean, etc, he could walk after serving a mere two years.

Not really. The killer of the Marine could walk after serving a measly year-and-a-half;

Once an inmate serving a term of confinement of over 18 months has earned a sufficient number of diminution credits (such that when the diminution credits are added to the amount of time the inmate has served, the inmate’s sentence is fulfilled), the inmate is released on mandatory supervision release (MSR).

Good conduct credit is awarded at the rate of five days per month if the inmate’s term of confinement includes a sentence for a crime of violence as defined in Criminal Law Article § 14-101 (1).

OK, so what does Maryland define as a crime of violence? Worry not. I have the answer;

(1) Abduction, first degree arson, kidnapping, voluntary manslaughter, mayhem, maiming, murder, rape, robbery, robbery with a dangerous weapon, carjacking, armed carjacking, first degree sexual offense, second degree sexual offense, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony or other crime of violence, first degree child abuse, sexual abuse of a minor (under certain circumstances), attempts to commit the foregoing offenses, continuing course of conduct with a child, first degree assault, and assault with intent to murder, rape, rob, or commit a first or second degree sexual offense.

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