An illegal immigrant living in Laredo, Texas has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for assaulting Border Patrol agents and illegally smuggling humans into the United States.
Back in March of 2013, Jose Alberto Izquierdo-Gonzalez entered a guilty for recent the charges and Friday during sentencing, a judge was sure to point out his prior criminal record dating all the way back to 2009.
In handing down the sentence, Judge Kazen took note of the defendant’s prior convictions for alien transporting in 2009, entering illegally in the same year, as well as damages to a Border Patrol (BP) unit he rammed while trying to elude apprehension. When asked why he had behaved so recklessly, Izquierdo-Gonzalez simply stated that he had gotten scared and panicked because he did not want to go to jail. Judge Kazen countered by reminding him that he had assaulted BP agents in 2008 and stated to the defendant that he “must have a bad reaction to these arrests…some people are just like that.” He then told Izquierdo-Gonzalez that he now takes “the big prize” by “smashing vehicles…having persons flopping around in the back of the truck” and hitting agents.