HOUSTON - The lawyer for Edin Palacios-Rodas spoke to KHOU 11 News on Thursday.

Palacios-Rodas is accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a teenager and seriously injured her boyfriend after their senior prom last weekend.

Palacios-Rodas is from Guatemala and his legal status is currently in question. His lawyer, Emily Detoto, addressed the concern on Thursday.

“All I know is that he has an ICE hold. I cannot tell you whether or not he’s here illegally or legally but the reason I mention that is because people tend to jump to conclusions as to people's guilt or innocence based upon their immigration status when in reality his immigration status has nothing to do with his guilt or innocence in this case.”

Desoto also added that her client is remorseful about what happened.

Palacios-Rodas is being held at the Harris County Jail. No bond has been set yet.

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