SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - An illegal immigrant was convicted on vehicular homicide charges to a 15-year sentence; 10 years to serve and the balance suspended, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.
Alberto Aguilar Marin, 21, pleaded on Oct. 20 to convicted of first-degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, failure to stop at scene of accident and driving under the influence.
On April 11, 2009, Marin seriously injured driver Christopher Jernigan and fatally injured his passenger Timothy Cannon Jr. as they stopped to change a flat tire in an emergency lane, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.
Marin ran from the scene, but was caught that same night by the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.'s K-9 unit.
Police said Marin was the driver of the abandoned vehicle and that he was with a .12 blood-alcohol level.