Illegal Immigrant Charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree After Young Boy Succumbs to His Injuries 

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It was supposed to be a magical time for Travis Wolfe. The young boy was looking forward to Christmas and was only one day away from his twelfth birthday when he and his family were involved in a life-altering head-on collision. 

When she struck the Wolfe family’s car, Venezuelan illegal immigrant Endrina Bracho was traveling the wrong way down a highway, doing an estimated 70 miles per hour in a 50 mile-per-hour zone for over 1700 feet. Travis’ parents suffered multiple injuries, and his own injuries were so severe he was placed on life support. Bracho’s two children were also in the car, suffering severe injuries from the accident. 

Dusty Wildman, Travis’ brother-in-law, recalls a happy young sports enthusiast. He said the family were huge Blues fans who regularly attended hockey games together. As for Travis? “I have never played catch with somebody so much before,” said Wildman. 

The family was struggling with medical bills, and Travis’ family arranged a fundraiser on March 24.  

Sadly, Travis will never see the fundraiser. On March 6, he succumbed to his injuries when the family decided to take him off life support. 

Edina Bracho faced several charges stemming from the accident, including one count of involuntary manslaughter. Involuntary manslaughter can be applied even if the victim does not die. To be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a person’s actions must have directly caused serious bodily harm or injury to another, even if it doesn’t result in death. In federal law, involuntary manslaughter is defined as an unlawful killing without malice or intent to kill but committed in a way that could lead to death. Sentencing usually involves imprisonment, influenced by factors like criminal history and the level of negligence or recklessness involved in the act. 

Additionally, Bracho faced two counts of second-degree assault, reflecting the injuries sustained by Travis and his parents during the crash. She was also charged with two counts of endangering a child in the first degree, likely due to the severity of Travis’s injuries and the potential impact on his well-being. Finally, Bracho was charged with operating a vehicle without a valid license. 

With Travis’ death, Bracho now faces charges of involuntary manslaughter in the first degree.
First-degree involuntary manslaughter stands out as a specific legal charge distinct from general manslaughter. This charge arises when an individual unintentionally causes another person’s death due to recklessness or negligence, devoid of any premeditation or intent to kill. Typically, first-degree involuntary manslaughter involves grave negligence or reckless actions leading to a fatal outcome. Penalties for this offense vary by jurisdiction but often include felony charges and substantial prison sentences based on the seriousness of the offense and the harm caused. 

Travis’ story has been largely forgotten because months have passed since the accident. But his death is yet another senseless tragedy at the hands of an illegal immigrant.  

But he has recaptured America’s attention following his tragic passing. “Travis Wolfe, a 12-year-old Missouri boy killed by an illegal migrant. This is what an open border does. Say his name,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) posted on X. 

The recent death of 22-year-old Georgia University student Lakin Riley at the hands of illegal immigrant Jose Ibarra continues to garner attention, marking yet another murder of an American citizen by someone who never should have been in the country. President Joe Biden’s defense of her death, and all deaths at the hands of illegal immigrants, is a unique take he revealed during the State of the Union address. 

“Laken Riley, an innocent young woman who was killed by an illegal. That’s right,” Biden said during his “But how many thousands of people being killed by legals?”  

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) had given Biden a pin with Riley’s name on it, yet the President still managed to mangle her name and called her “Lincoln” Riley. He would never have spoken of her had he not been urged to do so by Democrats fearing a Republican backlash. After mispronouncing her name and tying the murder to his own son’s death from cancer, Biden went on to blame Republicans for the border crisis that ultimately caused her death. 

It’s an ironic take, given Senator Ralph Warnock’s (D-GA) impassioned speech on CNN’s State of the Union, where he accused Republicans of using Riley’s death for political points. 

Riley and Wolfe, two innocents with a life ahead of them, are dead because of Biden’s border policies, and Biden’s nonsensical comment about “legals” committing crimes is a crime in itself. While a crime committed by another American citizen is tragic, it becomes even more distressing when it is committed by someone who should not have been in the country in the first place.