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Family of ‘drunk driver who killed four in homeless camp in Oregon’ father of the brand RACIST

A father whose daughter one of four homeless people was killed by a suspected drunk driver cursed the family of the suspected killer and urged a judge not to release him due to fears that he would flee to Mexico.

Eduardo Zamacona broke out during Monday’s court in Salem, Oregon, a day after his daughter Rochelle, 29, and three others were stabbed by a drunk driver who says Enrique Rodriguez, 24.

Zamacona told the hearing: ‘He’s going to Mexico or somewhere we can not take care of him,’ argued Eduardo, referring to Rodriguez as a ‘piece of f ****** trash.

No details about Rodriguez’s immigration status were given – but one of his unknown relatives went to Zamacona’s Mexico commentary to mark him as ‘racist’.

“I wish I could kill his f ***** family,” Zamacona continued. That prompted Rodriguez’s relatives to say, ‘I’m here, brother. Judge Gardner then called for order in court in a bid to stop the profane outbursts before anyone could take action.

Rodriguez Jr. was suspected Monday of four counts of first-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless driving and driving under the influence.

Eduardo Zamacona, pictured, blew up his daughter’s drunken driver-murderer Enrique Rodriguez during a court hearing in Salem, Oregon, on Monday – and even told of his desire to kill Rodriguez’s family

Enrique Rodriguez Jr., 24, appeared in court Monday for the first time after allegedly driving drunk in a homeless camp in Salem, Oregon, killing four people and injuring two others

Enrique Rodriguez Jr., 24, appeared in court Monday for the first time after allegedly driving drunk in a homeless camp in Salem, Oregon, killing four people and injuring two others

Eduardo's daughter, Rochelle, 29, pictured in an undated photo, died in the crash

Eduardo’s daughter, Rochelle, 29, pictured in an undated photo, died in the crash

Zamacona, pictured during his rant, claimed that Rodriguez would flee to Mexico if he was released, giving an accusation of racism by one of the relatives of the suspected killer

Zamacona, pictured during his rant, claimed that Rodriguez would flee to Mexico if he was released, giving an accusation of racism by one of the relatives of the suspected killer

Oregon prosecutors claim he rode with blood alcohol level of 0.26 – more than three times the legal limit – when he crashed into a homeless camp in Salem, rammed his sports coupe into several of the tents and pinned victims under his car early Sunday morning.

Four people were killed in the tragic crash, Zamacona’s daughter Rochelle, who is battling addiction, as well as Jowand Beck, 24; Luke Kagey, 21; Joe Posada III, 54.

Two other people, 43-year-old Derrick Hart and 18-year-old Savannah Miller were injured and remained in hospital Monday, KATU reports.

Prosecutors allege Rodriguez was previously found in violation of several traffic laws dating back to 2014, including driving without a valid license and reckless driving.

At the end of the trial Monday, Judge Jennifer Gardiner denied Rodriguez bail

At the end of the trial Monday, Judge Jennifer Gardiner denied Rodriguez bail

On Monday, the families of the victims claimed that Rodriguez would not be held responsible for the tragic crash – with Judge Gardiner almost having to break a potential fight between Eduardo and one of Rodriguez’s family members.

She could be heard in video from the courtroom begging Eduardo, ‘Stop, stop, stop, we do not do this’, while he looked at the apparent family member.

“I can tell by looking at you, your face is shaking, you are obviously very overwhelmed,” Judge Gardiner told Eduardo, according to the Statesman Journal.

“I understand that. I’m so sorry you’re here and I’m sorry this happened to your family.

‘Part of my job is to make sure you’re respected and that everyone in this courtroom is respected.’

Miller’s mother also took part in the trial by telephone, saying: ‘We would just hope that the court would understand that with the loss of four innocent people and the extent of the injuries of my daughter and others we do not feel that responsibility . is right now. ‘

At the end of the trial, Judge Gardiner Rodriguez denied bail.

But outside court, Rodriguez’s mother, Maria Arreze, said her son was not a murderer – and said the city should be to blame as well.

She said there ‘should not have been’ a homeless camp on Front Street, she said KOIN: ‘I want the city to be held accountable too, because they are running around all these people like crazy.

‘It’s not fair that he’s solely to blame for this,’ she said. “They are wrong.”

Rodriguez's mother Maria Arreze, pictured outside court on Monday, claimed the council was partly to blame for the tragedy of not removing the homeless campsite

Rodriguez’s mother Maria Arreze, pictured outside court on Monday, claimed the council was partly to blame for the tragedy of not removing the homeless campsite

Authorities say Rodriguez rammed into the homeless camp at 2 a.m. Sunday, flattening some of the tents before crashing into a tree

Authorities say Rodriguez rammed into the homeless camp at 2 a.m. Sunday, flattening some of the tents before crashing into a tree

Four people died in the crash and two others were injured, remaining in hospital on Monday

Four people died in the crash and two others were injured, remaining in hospital on Monday

The tragic crash happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Front Street and Highway 99 East at a homeless camp on a small triangle of trees and grass owned by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Eyewitness Nathan Rose told the Salem Statesman Journal that he and his girlfriend were in their tent when they heard two loud bangs. The car just missed their tent, he added, before hitting a tree.

Rose also said he saw some of his friends trapped under the car and called 911 earlier one person was pulled out from under the car, though witnesses could not help the others.

“From there, it was just chaos,” Rose told the newspaper.

Two people who were at the camp died on the spot.

Four others were brought to Salem Health with life-threatening injuries and two died at the hospital.

Rodriguez was also taken to the hospital in the aftermath. He was the only person in the car, authorities say.

The camp, near the intersection of Front Street and Highway 99 East, is located on Oregon Department of Transportation property

The camp, near the intersection of Front Street and Highway 99 East, is located on Oregon Department of Transportation property

After the crash, 300 people were thrown over the camp early Sunday morning

After the crash, 300 people were thrown over the camp early Sunday morning

Oregon Department of Transportation officials were in the process of trying to clear up the homeless camp when Rodriguez rammed through it, they revealed on Monday.

They told KATU that they had set up camp on March 17 for evacuation, but had to give campers 10 days to leave – meaning the first state could have evacuated the camp on Monday.

Meanwhile, local governments in Oregon are wrestling with how to best deal with the state’s growing homelessness problem before a new law protecting homeless people who sleep in public goes into effect next year.

Governor Kate Brown last year signed a bill into the law that would protect homeless campers in public spaces from being removed.

The mandate that any city or county law should have is reasonable when it regulates ‘sitting, lying down, sleeping or keeping warm and dry outside on public property.’

However, the Marion County Board of Commissioners opposed it, saying it would “limit local control over the homelessness crisis facing Oregon.”

More than 1,000 people sleep every night outside in the Salem area, according to the statesman.

The city has a population of more than 175,000, according to the 2020 U.S. Census.

Family of ‘drunk driver who killed four in homeless camp in Oregon’ father of the brand RACIST

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