Mother Of Daughter Killed By Illegal: His Bail Was ‘Less Than It Cost to Bury My Baby’ (Video)

Michelle Root, the mother of 21 year old Sarah Root who was killed by an illegal alien, spoke before the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee.


“Eswin spent four days in jail and is believed to have fled the country,” Michelle Root said. “He posted $5,000 bond, which was less than the cost it was to bury my daughter Sarah. Because of the lack of controls, the police, immigration, U.S. Marshals and law enforcement have little or no information on his whereabouts.”


Breitbart reported that the mother of a recent college graduate who was killed by an illegal immigrant who later absconded after posting bail and remains at large, gave an emotional testimony on April 19 before a House Judiciary panel.

32E8056200000578-0-image-m-61_1459960871247Michelle Root, the mother of 21-year old Sarah Root, spoke about the devastation of losing her daughter at the hands of Eswin Mejia, an illegal immigrant who killed Root while street-racing drunk. Mejia was able to flee when Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to detain him and he was able to post bail.

Root testified before the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, alongside Laura Wilkerson, the mother of Josh Wilkerson — who was tortured and murdered by an illegal immigrant — at a hearing examining the victims of illegal immigrant crime.

“Eswin was not a stranger to law enforcement and failed to honor his legal obligations for minor traffic infractions, prior to killing my daughter,” she said. “Now a failed local judicial system that set his bail too low coupled with flawed Obama administration policies have rewarded the illegal and punished my family and hampered law enforcement in their investigations.”

Mejia is now on ICE’s Most Wanted List.


Subject is a 19-year old citizen of Honduras, an at-large illegal alien, currently wanted for motor vehicle homicide. In 2016, Mejia was arrested for felony driving under the influence of liquor, after he struck a vehicle that allegedly caused the death of a young woman. He unlawfully entered the U.S. in 2013 and despite numerous attempts by ICE to locate his whereabouts, he currently remains at-large.

Name: Edwin Mejia
Alias: Eswin Mejia
Date of Birth: June 3, 1996
Place of Birth: Honduras
Skin Tone: Medium
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 150 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Gender: Male
Scars/Marks: Unknown
Last Known Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Occupation: Unknown

Photo:  Bing

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