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Woman pleads guilty in death of Augsburg student

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul woman says she was celebrating her pregnancy by mixing wine with a painkiller when she sped through downtown Minneapolis and struck and killed a college student.

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Teisha Randle has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the October death of Austin Conley, a 20-year-old Augsburg College student. Some of Conley's family members cried as they sat in the courtroom gallery Monday when Hennepin County District Judge Daniel Moreno accepted Randle's plea.

A prosecutor told the judge he would ask for a four-year sentence. Sentencing is scheduled April 22.

Defense attorney Carolina Lamas tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Randle ended her pregnancy after she was criminally charged.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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