Complaint filed against judge who set low bond for fugitive alien
LINCOLN, Neb. — The parents of an Iowa woman who authorities say was killed by a drunken driver in the country illegally have filed a complaint with the Nebraska Supreme Court against the judge who set the now-missing suspect’s bail.
Bail was $50,000 for Eswin Mejia after he was charged with vehicular homicide in the Omaha collision between his vehicle and one driven by 21-year-old Sarah Root of Council Bluffs. He hasn’t been seen since posting the required 10 percent of the bail, or $5,000.
Root’s parents have been collecting petition signatures and Monday gave more than 5,000 to the high court in Lincoln. They want Judge Jeffery Marcuzzo kicked off the bench or punished for setting the bail low enough for Mejia to post 10 percent and flee.
Police say Mejia was driving drunk and street racing when his vehicle rammed into the rear of the SUV Root was driving. Just 16