Illegal immigrant in Milford death ruled incompetent

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The illegal immigrant who was drunk driving when he hit and dragged a Milford man to his death has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.

Judge Janet Kinton-Walker says Nicolas Guaman’s “unique cultural background” and language barrier means that he doesn’t understand the court process. The court also said that he lacks the ability to consult with his attorney properly.

The judge ordered Guaman’s attorney to find an interpreter and educate him on the court process.

In August 2011, 23-year-old Matthew Denice was hit and dragged to death while riding his motorcycle.

FOX 25 spoke to Maureen Maloney, Matthew’s mother, on the phone during the FOX 25 Morning News about the ruling. Maloney said she believes this is a stall tactic by the defense, but hopes it clears the way for trial.

“My first reaction yesterday was devastation,” Maloney said. “I just can’t believe that he was found mentally incompetent based on his education level and unique language. However, after being able to think about it overnight, I’m hoping that this will close whatever loopholes that the defense has to try to appeal or get a retrial if we ever get to a trial.”

Judge Kinton-Walker was appointed in 2009 by Gov. Deval Patrick.

This case has caused outrage across the nation and FOX 25 has covered the story extensively.

Maloney and her family will meet with the district attorney Thursday to talk more about the ruling and the next steps in the case.

“I think this does give the defense attorney the opportunity to request the bail for Guaman,” said Maloney. “Up until now, he has not been eligible for bail, so he may be eligible to be released on bail because of this recent decision.”

Guaman pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges. He and the new interpreter are due back in court in June.

FOX 25’s Melissa Mahan asked Maloney whether she believes Guaman does not understand the court process in the United States because of his language barrier.

“No, I don’t believe it,” said Maloney. “In the past, he’s had other run-ins with the law. He’s been in court multiple times on other charges prior to all this in August 2011 and a Spanish interpreter or no interpreter was used for those hearings and he’s always managed just fine.”
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3 thoughts on “Illegal immigrant in Milford death ruled incompetent

  1. Ruled incompetent due to his language skills? Is the Great State of Massachusetts about to put this criminal on a pedestal for all to worship?

  2. This guy knew damned well he did wrong. WTF this F`er is a damned borded jumper and his lawer is asking for bail?, come on now WTF. He is here illegally for crist sake. He should have bail denied because he could easily leave country and go back to his own people where he should have stayed in the first place. The wet back commited vehicular homicide and has been in the courts multiple times before this happened. Why is this guy not in prison just because of being a wet back and for haveing a past criminal record. This f`r dragged someone to death! This is a insult to all americans. I cannot believe this lawyer is even asking for a bond for this border jumper.

    1. Milford is a Worchester county suburb in Massachusetts. Notice there has been an increase in media-driven events occurring in New England since smokin’ Joe Lieberman left office. Hurricane Sandy, Sandy Hook, bipartisan gun control support, etc. There’s a demographic pattern of attack here. Connecticut and Massachusetts are 2 of the top 10 most wealthy states in this country and political pirhana are taking advantage of these wealthy ignorant liberal US DOEd products to further NWO agendas for the benefit of the Federal Reserve banks located in NY and Boston. Research chattle property bonds and 55 Water street NY…

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