10:30 a.m. update: The driver of the overheated 18-wheeler packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, was charged Monday morning with transporting immigrants in the United States illegally, the Associated Press reports.
James Mathew Bradley Jr. of Clearwater, Fla., faced his first court hearing in federal court in connection with the deadliest such human smuggling case in the U.S. in at least a decade.
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The federal criminal complaint filed against the truck driver on Monday included details about the conditions the dozens of immigrants endured in the trailer where eight of them would later die — two others died later in a hospital.
One of the undocumented immigrants told federal investigators that “people had a hole in the
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