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Bikini-clad Texas student who killed man and unborn child in drunk driving crash pleads guilty

March 10, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Bikini-clad Texas student who killed man and unborn child in drunk driving crash pleads guilty

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Shana Elliott pleads guilty in drunk driving crash that killed man and unborn child

A Texas State University student who reportedly killed a man and his unborn child in a drunk driving incident in 2016, entered a guilty plea on Monday.

Shana Elliott, 22, crashed her Chevrolet over the center line on Highway 21 into a Toyota Corolla. Inside the Toyota was 23-year-old Fabian Guerrero-Moreno and his wife, Kristian Nicole Guerrero, who was five months pregnant. Guerrero-Moreno was killed in the collision and his wife’s injuries resulted in the unborn child’s death.

The trial is continuing, but since Elliott pled guilty in front of the jury, they have been directed to issue a guilty verdict on the two counts of drunken manslaughter before she is sentenced, KXAN reported.

Fabian Guerrero-Moreno, right, was killed and his wife Kristian Nicole Guerrero, left, was injured when a drunk driver crashed into their vehicle in 2016. (GoFundMe)

In videos presented to the jury and obtained by KXAN, a bikini-clad Elliott is seen grappling to pass a sobriety test, and asking the responding officers how the couple was doing, stating: “Kill me now. I just want them to be OK.”

The blood alcohol level in her blood was 0.199.

Elliott confessed to authorities that she’d been drinking beer and liquor while floating down the river at Texas State Tubes with friends before the incident.

Guerrero-Moreno was pronounced dead at the scene and, although doctors attempted to save the child by inducing labor, the child ended up being stillborn. Guerrero told the jury that she discovered hours later that her husband was also killed.

Shana Elliott, 22, entered a guilty plea in court on Monday.

“Just knowing you lost your husband and your son—the last piece of him that I had in this world…” Guerrero said just before she broke down on the stand.

“The baby was perfect,” Guerrero’s aunt, Diane Castillo, said to People Magazine at the time. Guerrero got to hold his hand for a while, along with the child’s paternal grandmother.

A GoFundMe page that was launched for Guerrero has raised more than $24,000.

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