SAVANNAH, Ga. —
"They want to please you," Edenfield told prosecutors. "Sometimes I wonder if it was staged when on cross examination it was shown they had automobiles, they had cellphones and they apparently had means to return to their home countries. I wonder if they really were vulnerable victims."
Groover said the women had consistently told the same stories since they first spoke with investigators and they had never been promised visas in exchange for their testimony.
There is no parole in the federal court system. Mendez-Hernandez's best bet for ever being released from prison is to have his sentence reduced on appeal, Hunt said.