Friday, March 2, 2007
ERNEST ELLIOT KILLED, WIFE & 4 OTHERS INJURED
Hit-and-run driver Neri Sanchez Gomez was freed in an amazing miscarriage of justice. It doesn't get much worse than this in the courtroom: Judge James Ellis released an illegal alien Mexican who killed one American and injured five others in June 2003. Gomez tried to pass on narrow windy Route 1 near Half Moon Bay, California, in foggy conditions, causing a horrendous three-car crash when he smashed into an oncoming car. Ernest Elliot of Pescadero was killed and his wife Nancy was injured.
Gomez was released Nov. 12 and credited with time served, just less than one year, meaning that he was not deported as he would have been if the sentence had been over a year. He could have been sentenced to 12 years in prison if he had been convicted of the original charges of felony vehicular manslaughter and hit and run, but apparently a deal was struck to free this admitted killer.