"Edwin was loved by all in the Colts organization".
Orrego-Savala said he hired an attorney.
For the second time in seven days, President Trump has used the pain of others as a ploy to push his racist immigration policies. Prosecutors said they were working with police on the investigation.
Torres says his client's immigration status has no bearing on the crash case. Two vials of blood were later drawn from Orrego-Savala for testing. Orrego-Savala was intoxicated, according to police.
Manuel Orrego-Savala, charged with two counts of failure to remain at the scene of an accident, a Level 3 felony, and two counts tied to drunken driving death, a Level 4 felony, walks out of the courtroom at the City-County Building on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.
Federal immigration authorities say a man being held in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed an Indianapolis Colts player has a prior driving-under-the-influence conviction in California. He is scheduled for an initial hearing in Marion County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Judge Grant Hawkins read Orrego-Savala's rights.
According to the complaint, immigration officers arrested and deported him in October 2006 and again in March 2009.
Prosecutors allege Orrego-Savala was driving the vehicle that crashed into Jackson and Monroe as the two men stood outside Monroe's auto early Sunday along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis. It's a drunk driving story.
Authorities say Orrego-Savala was drunk when he hit the victims and he doesn't have a license.
"Orrego-Savala should not have been allowed back in the country after his 2007 deportation, Sen".
The driver suspected of hitting and killing National Football League linebacker Edwin Jackson and his ride-share driver on Sunday had a prior conviction for driving under the influence and had twice been deported, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
He also faces a federal charge of illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien. Federal prosecutors spell his name as Orrego-Zavala, but the compliant lists "Orrego-Savala" as among his aliases. Rep. Todd Rokita of IN tweeted that Jackson's death "should make all Americans angry", and called for a border wall and an "end to illegal immigration". He faces up to 10 years in prison on that charge, which the US attorney's office said would be handled after any state charges are resolved.