Teen who hit, killed 2 girls may get deported

Teen who hit, killed 2 girls may get deported

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com Staff

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 3 at 7:43 PM

TACOMA, Wash. -- A teenager who killed two Forest Grove children with her car was taken into federal custody on immigration charges Monday.

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, 19, was turned over U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Monday and sent to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Washington, said ICE spokesman Andrew Munoz.

On Oct. 20, stepsisters Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and Abby Robinson, 11, were playing in a leaf pile when Garcia-Cisneros drove through it, felt a bump and kept going. The two girls died of injuries from the accident.

Garcia-Cisneros, was found guilty Jan. 15 on two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver. On Friday she was sentenced to three years probation and 250 hours of community service. She was released from the Washington County Jail, but her lawyer, Courtney Carter, said at the time, that Garcia-Cisneros was in "grave danger of being deported."

Federal authorities will detain Garcia-Cisneros in Tacoma while she awaits a hearing before an immigration judge. The judge will determine whether or not she will remain in custody during her immigration case, Munoz said.

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