More information surfaces on illegal immigrant accused of manslaughter


More information has come out regarding Jose Luis Alonso-De Leon, a Silverhill resident and illegal immigrant accused of killing Daphne woman Amy Hawkins on the morning of March 25.

Alonso-De Leon allegedly hit and killed Hawkins while she was riding her bike along County Road 13 in Fairhope. He fled the scene and was later arrested by the Fairhope Police Department on Greeno Road at the Baldwin Shopping Center.

Investigators assigned to the case say when Alonso-De Leon was taken into custody he was in possession of a stolen pistol and was drunk.

Baldwin County District Attorney Bob Wilters said they have found seven different aliases for Alonso-De Leon during this investigation and that he has been deported twice.

Wilters said Alonso-De Leon is currently charged with manslaughter, leaving the scene of the accident with injury/death and felony third degree receiving stolen property, as well as an immigration hold. Bond has been set for $500,000.

Wilters added that because of the felony level of some of the crimes Alonso-De Leon is accused of, he could be deported again, but Wilters said the county would likely not pursue that option.

“He’s going to face the charges for the crimes that have been committed here,” Wilters said. “This is a person who has been deported from our country twice and still found his way back in, so we’re going to pursue the charges we have.”

Wilters said as the investigation continues more charges could be likely.