Governor meets widow, sons of dead paramedic

first_img Bibinz is being held on $100,000 bail pending his Sept. 19 arraignment. The collision Tuesday on a rural stretch of Sierra Highway near Agua Dulce has become the focal point for groups battling to deport illegal immigrants and, in particular, to deny them driver’s licenses. While the state Legislature approved licensing immigrants, the governor has vowed to use his veto power. Conservative Web sites, as well as white-power sites, are rocking with posts about the case. Walt Rettig, the victim’s brother-in-law, said the grieving family is well aware the case is being politicized. “The system is not working,” Rettig said. “Mike’s dead. I can’t do anything to change that except fight his cause: that is, that law enforcement does not enforce the law.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rosemary Sprinkles, whose husband, paramedic Michael Sprinkles, was killed last week, stands with sons Austin, 11, and Logan, 9, after meeting with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at a fundraiser Monday evening.Governor meets widow, sons of dead paramedicBy Eugene Tong, and Patricia Farrell Aidem Staff Writers The governor met privately Monday with the widow and two young sons of a Canyon Country paramedic killed last week in a head-on collision with a man who investigators said is an illegal immigrant. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Lancaster for an evening fundraiser, scheduled the meeting with Rosemary Sprinkles, whose husband, Michael Sprinkles, was killed Sept. 6 on Sierra Highway near Agua Dulce. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Frank Visco, an event organizer, said Schwarzenegger was scheduled to have his picture taken with the Sprinkles’ sons, 11 and 9. “This was a nice part of the week for the boys,” Rosemary Sprinkles said. “It was very nice of Mr. Schwarzenegger to let a picture be taken. “It was amazing. They saw him as ‘The Terminator.’ They didn’t see him as the governor.” Schwarzenegger, who was in town for a fundraising dinner, gave no statement. Blamed for the crash is Juan Bibinz, a 38-year-old Littlerock man who investigators and prosecutors say had a driver’s license under one of many assumed names and was in the U.S. illegally after being deported in 1999. last_img

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