3 sentenced in immigrant smuggling attempt

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

The SUV's driver has eluded capture, but Senior U.S. District Judge John Rainey in Corpus Christi has sentenced Romeo Cantu, Marcos Adrian and Everardo Hernandez-Salazar Tuesday to prison time ranging from 4 to 8 years for their roles in the run.

Early Aug. 6, a police officer stopped a Chevrolet Suburban in Falfurrias, but as the officer approached it sped off. A short distance away, the SUV crashed into the house, killing Berta Gonzalez.

Adrian was arrested after a short foot pursuit; the other two later admitted involvement.

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