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Man in country illegally indicted in fatal hit and run

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
The man police say is responsible for a hit and run in Charlotte that killed two people was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday.
 
WBTV has learned last week that the man is in the country illegally from Mexico.

Oscar Francisco Garcia-Fuentes has been arrested for involuntary manslaughter and three counts of felony hit and run, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
 
It happened early Saturday morning around 2 a.m. when two vehicles collided in the intersection of North Sharon Amity and Albemarle Roads.

Garcia-Fuentes is currently behind bars. He's being held on $375,000 secure bond, and an immigration hold. During his court appearance Tuesday afternoon, the Judge appointed a public defender.
 
Officials with U.S. Immigrations and Customs confirm that they "lodged a detainer against Oscar Garcia Fuentes Saturday at the Mecklenburg County Jail following his arrest."
 
Vincent Picard, the Communications Director for ICE, says "following the adjudication of his current criminal charges, Garcia will enter ICE custody to await the resolution of his immigration case."
 
Police say Garcia-Fuentes ran off after he hit a car with three people inside.
 
Two of them died, 26-year-old Tony Jonquil Gabriel, the driver, and a one year old child, William Perry. The child's mother was also in the car. Medic transported her to the hospital and is facing surgery to repair damage to her lungs.
 
"Little William was a happy baby" says Loria Perry, his grandmother. "If you met him you'd say I'm taking him home."
 
William's family tells WBTV his alleged killer's immigration status matters.
 
"My thing is accountability" says Fred Williams, the baby's grandfather. "When you come to this country illegally, you don't have an identity. You're not going to be responsible for stuff you do."
 
Loria Perry says "something gotta stop. It does matter. It's gotta stop. We gotta put a stop to it. It's sad."
 
Investigators say that Garcia-Fuentes ran the red light at the intersection of N. Sharon Amity and Albemarle Roads, hitting the 2012 Mazda 4 in the side.

It was also reported to police from eye witnesses that the Mustang was traveling well above the posted speed limit and did not have its headlights on as it accelerated through the intersection. 

Also according to witnesses on the scene, the driver of the Ford Mustang fled on foot after the accident. 
 
Police seized a pair of bloody khaki as evidence from an apartment Garcia-Fuentes had been living at, according to the people living there.
 
"Why didn't you stop" asks Loria Perry. "And stay there and say I'm sorry. Why run and hide and had to be found? That's the only thing I wanna know. Why? Didn't you care?
 
Fred Williams says he "enjoyed the way he {Williams} loved to run and run and run. It seemed like as soon as he started to walk, it seemed he was running."
 
The family says William's viewing will be held at Macedonia Church in Charlotte, immediately followed by the service.
 

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