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A death that could have been prevented




I am the only sister to John A. Hall, formerly of Columbus. On July 1, 2010 my brother was on his motorcycle traveling down Highway 45 North. He''d been shopping and was going home when a drunk illegal alien, Julian A. Lopez, turned in front of him killing him instantly. Lopez was given a breathalizer test at the scene, which gave a reading of .227%. Mississippi''s legal limit is .08%. 


Lopez suffered no injuries and was arrested for felony manslaughter and misdemeanor charges for no drivers license or insurance. 


Please, in honor of my brother, John Hall, his three minor children, my parents, and myself; help us to show that my brother is not just a number on some docket in court. He was a loving father, brother, son, dependable coworker, trusted friend, and the love of someone''s life.  


My brother''s death could have been prevented. Please help us in our three-fold cause for awareness of motorcycles while traveling, informing others of the growing problems our country has as the number of illegal aliens continues to rise, and what can happen when you drink and drive. 


If you''d like more information or to contact me, please e-mail me at [email protected] 


Connie D. Ross, Dexter, MO 




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Reader Comments

Article Comment ckirby commented at 8/11/2010 4:11:00 PM:

The Clarion-Ledger printed a story today about the Jackson city council passing an ordinance to stop JPD police officers from checking immigration status. The proposal was made by Jackson Ward 2 Councilman Chokwe Lumumba.


Article Comment conniehallross commented at 8/14/2010 3:46:00 PM:

Thankyou cKirby for this information. I will definately check into this. What a lame thing to do. I think America is full so they need to go back where they came from or come to our great nation the right way...And, I will add that if you don't like what we do here, then get out!!!! When in Rome, you do as the Romans....Stop talking to us in your native tongue and expecting us to understand...We don't want to understand...We want you to speak English in our country!!!


Article Comment msross commented at 8/15/2010 9:34:00 AM:

If closer tabs were kept on Lopez and other illegals my Brother-in-Law John Hall would still be here. If they are here illegally they are criminals therefore they should be treated as criminals. Don't baby the low life that sneak in here.


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