A federal grand jury indicted a truck driver accused of smuggling illegal immigrants through Texas, including 10 who died last month, on charges that could bring the death penalty.
The five-count indictment of James Bradley Jr., late Wednesday includes two charges that could result in life imprisonment or a death sentence: one count of conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal immigrants for financial gain resulting in death and one count of transportation of illegal immigrants resulting in death.
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San Antonio police arrested the 60-year-old Bradley in July after discovering his tractor-trailer full of 39 illegal immigrants outside a Walmart store, according to the Justice Department. Police found 10 of the illegal immigrants dead, two were hospitalized, 22 were placed in federal custody, and five were released
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