Illegal immigrant pleads guilty to fatal hit-and-run in Albertville

An illegal immigrant has pleaded guilty to killing a man while driving in Albertville.

A court has given 38-year-old Juan Jorge time served, and he may go into federal custody before too long.

Jorge has received a five-year sentence, but the judge has split the sentence.

He hit 23-year-old Bradley Benefield on Highway 205 in Albertville last year.

Authorities charged Jorge with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

The defense says toxicology reports show Benefield had a lot of meth in his system at the time.