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Brother of Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect Found Guilty of Lying to Cops

Miguel Ixpec-Chitay was convicted of making a materially false statement to federal investigators, according to 27East.com.

Brother of Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect Found Guilty of Lying to Cops

The brother of a man who reportedly killed a nun in Water Mill during a hit-and-run in mid-July, was found guilty on Wednesday for lying to federal agents about communicating with his brother in the hours after the crash.

According to 27East, Miguel Ixpec-Chitay – who was arrested in September by Immigrations Customs Enforcement officials and tried in a federal court in Central Islip – was convicted of making a materially false statement and will be sentenced on Jan. 8.

Ixpec-Chitay's brother, Carlos, is wanted after police say he fatally struck 59-year-old Sister Jackie Walsh, a pastoral associate at St. Edward the Confessor, who was staying at a nearby retreat house with fellow members of the Sisters of Mercy. 

Over 15 calls were reportedly made between the brothers the night of the crash, evern though Miguel told investigators that he did not speak to his brother in the weeks following the crash.

According to 27East, authorities belive Carlos Ixpec-Chitay has fled the country, despite a nationwide manhunt that ensued in the days following the incident.

Click here to read the entire story on 27East.com.

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