In the wake of the atrocious acquittal in San Francisco Thursday of another multiple-deportee, Kate Steinle's killer Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a Mexican illegal who was deported from the United States more than a dozen times pled guilty to sodomy, kidnapping, sex abuse and other charges in separate attacks on two women.
Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was sentenced Friday in Oregon to 35 years in prison, according to Fox News. His attorney Jonathan Sarre complained, "Unfortunately, after Zarate got acquitted, Martinez is now the boogeyman of the face of immigration."
A boogeyman is a figment of the imagination. Your client is a real person who is actually guilty of a raft of sex crimes. But don't let that get in the way of your pro-open borders agenda.
Fox News notes that Martinez had been freed from jail in Portland after doing time for interfering with police and providing a false birth date. He was let go despite a request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the Sheriff's Office in the sanctuary state to hold him so the agency could take him into custody.
Sheriff Michael Reese said he could not legally continue to hold Martinez. "He was released consistent with the orders of the court. No federal or state criminal warrants were present at the time he left our custody." The sheriff pointed out that Martinez had been deported before "and has returned to commit additional crimes."
"It would help our community to understand how he was held accountable by federal authorities for multiple, illegal re-entries" Reese said. It would also help the community, and America more broadly, if illegals like Martinez were dealt with decisively and justly. But the crime syndicate known as the Democrat Party cares more about protecting criminals in sanctuary states than protecting law-abiding American citizens or protecting women from sex offenders.
Martinez had attacked his two victims in Portland on July 24, one in her home and the other in a parking garage. Two relatives of one of the victims and one of the victims herself spoke during the sentencing. Martinez actually grinned frequently. A brother of one victim told him, "Sergio, no sentencing is enough. I rather you rot in hell."
Deputy District Attorney Amity Girt, the prosecutor on the case, said in a telephone interview, "we had some very powerful victim impact statements that said it all. It was really breathtaking to hear the far-reaching consequences of violent crime, the emotional injury."
Martinez pleaded guilty to 10 counts, including first-degree burglary, sodomy, sex abuse, kidnapping, robbery, and second-degree assault. As he left the courtroom, the vile Martinez said to the victims' relatives: "See all you guys in hell." Charming.
Despite the fact that a doctor had declared Martinez competent to stand trial, Sarre said his client "suffers from some mental illnesses; often such people may do inappropriate things in these situations." This is why Americans have such contempt for defense lawyers -- and for illegals who go on criminal rampages.