Inmate with breast cancer will be released after plea deal reach - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Mother battling breast cancer released from jail for using false ID to get work

Posted: Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • TSA holds contest for ideas on how to speed up security screening

    TSA holds contest for ideas on how to speed up security screening

    We all know how frustrating airport security lines can sometimes be. They can be long, and then you have to remove your shoes, and don't forget to make sure those liquids are in a zip lock bag. It can ruin a trip before it even starts.So do you have an idea how to make airport security better? Make the lines faster? If you do, it could earn you part of $15,000.
    We all know how frustrating airport security lines can sometimes be. They can be long, and then you have to remove your shoes, and don't forget to make sure those liquids are in a zip lock bag. It can ruin a trip before it even starts.So do you have an idea how to make airport security better? Make the lines faster? If you do, it could earn you part of $15,000.
  • Man arrested for voyeurism: caught filming a woman shopping in a fabric store

    Man arrested for voyeurism: caught filming a woman shopping in a fabric store

    Phoenix Police say a man has been charged with 26 counts of voyeurism after he was caught filming a woman in a fabric store in Ahwatukee.Clinton Leroy Hollister, according to police, was caught on April 22nd, 2014 filming a woman inside the store.
    Phoenix Police say a man has been charged with 26 counts of voyeurism after he was caught filming a woman in a fabric store in Ahwatukee.Clinton Leroy Hollister, according to police, was caught on April 22nd, 2014 filming a woman inside the store.
  • Trial set for mother of missing Jhessye Shockley

    Trial set for mother of missing Jhessye Shockley

    Almost three years after the disappearance of little Jhessye Shockley of Glendale, a trial date has been set for her mother.Jeryce Hunter is charged with her daughters murder, but little Jhessye's body was never found. A national group still lists Jhessye as a missing child, even posting an age progression photo of what she would look like now.
    Almost three years after the disappearance of little Jhessye Shockley of Glendale, a trial date has been set for her mother.Jeryce Hunter is charged with her daughters murder, but little Jhessye's body was never found. A national group still lists Jhessye as a missing child, even posting an age progression photo of what she would look like now.
PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

An undocumented valley mother, who had been battling breast cancer behind bars is out of jail.

She was arrested for using false identification to get a job, but her attorney struck a deal with prosecutors and she was released Thursday morning.

Ruth Alvarez spent a little over two weeks in jail.  She would have likely been there much longer if her family and attorney didn't fight for her release.

After 17 days and a week shy of her surgery, Alvarez walked out of the jail and into the arms of her children.

"It was horrible because I never seen myself in my life being jailed.  It was horrible," she said.

Alvarez, who has Stage 3 breast cancer, was arrested April 1 for using a false ID to obtain employment.

"I just apologize for the mistake I did and I just pray for God that he can touch his heart and let me go out and keep going with my life and do whatever I have to do," she said.

In Arizona, her crime is a non-bondable offense, so her family and attorney had to fight to get her released.

"I am still not really processing everything. I am relieved, I am really happy and excited that my mom is finally out," said Indira Alvarado.

Alvarez's attorney made a personal plea to the county attorney and the two struck a deal.

"In this particular case, because of the concerns here, Mr. Montgomery offered to allow her to plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense. Time served and unsupervised probation for one year.  So the interests of justice were protected and also the interest of Ruth's health," said Jose Penalosa.

The mother of two is scheduled to have a mastectomy next week.

"Thank you to Mr. Montgomery because without him, we couldn't do this. This has never been possible. Thank God because it really touched their hearts," said Alvarez.

There is still the possibility of deportation and she will have to appear at an immigration hearing in the future.

Many of you have been asking us through social media who is paying for her surgery.  Her attorney tells us it's a combination of private donations and her husband's insurance.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices