WICHITA, Kan. (AP) An immigrant who claims her family was killed in Mexico over a marijuana bust in Kansas now faces deportation after a federal judge tried to set her free.
Norma Quintana was sentenced Tuesday to time served for failing to appear at a 2010 federal trial on a charge of possession with intent to distribute 160 pounds of marijuana. The drug charge was dismissed as part of a deal for her guilty plea to a charge of fleeing.
Quintana has been in custody since her April arrest. A court filing indicates her husband, son and brother were gunned down in Mexico in April 2010.
Quintana is a legal U.S. resident, but immigrants convicted of an aggravated felony are subject to automatic removal from the United States.