Illegal immigrant accused of killing Colts player wants confession tossed

(Photos supplied/Indiana State Police)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge is being asked to throw out a confession from a Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. who’s charged in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

The attorney for 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala filed a motion Tuesday in Marion County court, arguing that Orrego-Savala’s statements to a state trooper after the Feb. 4 crash shouldn’t be allowed because he wasn’t first read his rights.

Orrego-Savala faces four felony charges for the Indianapolis crash that killed Jackson and his driver, Jeffrey Monroe. Prosecutors say Orrego-Savala had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent. Authorities say Orrego-Savala was deported from the U.S. in 2007 and 2009 and was back in the country illegally.

His next court hearing is set for March. 27.

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Paging ICE February 22, 2018 at 11:43 am

His illegal client is guilty and he knows it so he’s trying to get the confession thrown on a technicality…does this slime think he’s going to be able to get him off?

If this guy is sent back home again he needs to be released from about 25,000 feet over the airport. That will give him some time to think about his life of crime before he gets home.


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