Nicolas Guaman was competent enough to sneak into the United States from Ecuador illegally. Competent enough to get an under the table job and avoid paying taxes. Competent enough to buy a case of beer and drive around bleep-faced with his kid in the car.
Guaman was competent enough to understand the court system when he got locked up for beating up a cop. And a firefighter. Or the numerous times he was locked up for driving around without a license in a car that his brother – who is also illegal – was able to register using the X number loophole in the law that Deval Patrick refuses to close despite legislation being passed last year to do just that.
But now Guaman, who has been in this country for nearly a decade, cannot understand English or Spanish well enough to stand trial for the murder of Matthew Denice according to an idiotic Massachusetts judge who was appointed by, you guessed it, Deval Patrick.
Judge Janet Kenton-Walker ordered the taxpayers to pay for not just an interpreter for this murderous lowlife…but an interpreter who speaks his indigenous language, Quechua. By the way, in the long months since Guaman hit the 23-year-old college grad and dragged him to his death (and backed up over the body to try to get away) the illegal has been not in a jail but in a hospital being evaluated.
“Because of his unique cultural background and, particularly because of his unique language, the court finds that at the present time Guaman has significant intellectual deficits that require a finding that he is not presently competent to stand trial.”
Appointed by Patrick in 2009, Kenton-Walker has already proved her fondness for coddling violent criminals.
Last year a Tyngsboro child rapist pleaded guilty to raping a 19-month old INFANT. Kenton-Walker sentenced him PROBATION. No jail time for scarring an infant for life, and confessing to doing it.
Kenton-Walker also has an affinity for accused gun-toting drug dealers. Earlier this year Worcester Police were livid when she let Hector Pinero out on bail after he was busted with a loaded firearm…while he was out on bail in another case.
Kenton-Walker lowered the bail of another gunman accused of a shooting that same January week. So much for gun control.
The damage that Kenton-Walker has done to the family of Matthew Denise is unconscionable, but it is not the only glaring example of how she – and so many judges like her – have put is all in grave danger.
Remember, Guaman’s passenger in the truck the day he killed Matthew Denice fled the country. Guaman’s wife, who is also here illegally, was locked up for driving without a license on the very same street where Denice took his last breaths. Guaman’s brother, also here illegally, was allowed to pick up the murder weapon…a truck he put on the road despite not having a license or insurance.
This is beyond outrageous.