Woman who partied to celebrate pregnancy pleads guilty in vehicular homicide


A St. Paul woman who has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the death of an Augsburg College student says she partied with wine and the painkiller Percocet after learning she was pregnant, the Pioneer Press reports.

Prosecutors say Teisha Yovonne Randle, 27, then sped through downtown Minneapolis' warehouse district and fatally hit Austin Conley, 20, on Oct. 27, the newspaper reported.

Randle pleaded guilty on Monday. Her lawyer said she was so sorry that she ended her pregnancy, the newspaper reported. "She feels she can't bring a life into this world knowing she's taken one," defense attorney Carolina Lamas said.

Randle's driver's license was revoked in 2006 and never reinstated after she pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in 2006.

A prosecutor is seeking a maximum prison term under the state's sentencing guidelines. Sentencing is set for April 22.

At the time of the incident, Randle told investigators that she did not realize she had hit someone and that she thought someone had thrown a rock at her car.

Conley was a freshman majoring in business who hoped to work in the music industry.

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