Teisha Randle was partying in celebration of her pregnancy the night she killed Augsburg student

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Austin Conley (left); Teisha Randle (right)
The night she killed Conley, Randle was drinking, on Percocets, and had taken Robitussin in celebration of her pregnancy.
In court yesterday, Teisha Randle gave a troubling explanation for why she was drunk and high the night she got behind the wheel and ended up killing 20-year-old Augsburg student Austin Conley while weaving through traffic and speeding down First Avenue in the Warehouse District: She was celebrating her new pregnancy.

THE BACKSTORY: Teisha Randle was downing straight vodka night she ran over Augsburg student, charges say

But after killing Conley, she said, she was so distraught that she decided to have an abortion.

"She feels she can't bring a life into this world knowing she's taken one," said Randle's defense attorney, Carolina Lamas, according to a Pioneer Press report.

Randle, 27, was in court to plead guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. She'll return later this month for sentencing. Prosecutors want her to be sentenced to four years behind bars; her attorney wants three.

On October 27, Randle was at a friend's birthday party at the Imperial Room before she struck Conley twice around 2:45 a.m. The first impact knocked him into the air, while the second resulted in him being dragged by her car. He later died of his injuries at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Though Randle drove away from the scene of the crime, she was arrested the next day. Witnesses later came forward to say they saw her drinking vodka straight from the bottle before she and the rest of her party headed to downtown Minneapolis. Other witnesses said Randle was walking unsteadily before she got behind the wheel, so much so that her friends asked her whether she was sober enough to drive.

In addition to booze, Randle admitted yesterday she'd also taken four Percocets and "some Robitussin with codeine for a cough" before deciding to drive, according to the PiPress. And all of that in celebration of her new pregnancy.


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23 comments
tgarciagill
tgarciagill

This is a prime example of why some people should be sterilized. .

Tanker10
Tanker10

I don't feel sorry for her at all ,

Gladsz
Gladsz

She got drunk and high to celebrate her supposed pregnancy, murdered someone, fled from the scene and ditched her car all in an attempt to not have to own up to her horrible decisions that led to the death of an innocent person.  Being as she aborted the baby, I would assume the pregnancy was accidental.  If she thinks being irresponsible deserves a reward or celebration that warrants getting drunk and high and then driving through busy streets in Minneapolis only to murder someone, maybe she should be given 20 years to life as she has clearly shown that she has no regard to the safety and lives of other innocent citizens... three times. 

msspellchecker1
msspellchecker1

Who celebrates a pregnancy by downing the very things that are to be avoided during a pregnancy?  Words cannot explain this piece of trash taxpayers are saddled with supporting.

Keith Morris
Keith Morris

The prosecutors seeking 4 meager years along with a judge who mandates such a sentence likewise have no regard for human life and deserve as many years behind bars.

pissed
pissed

I'd say execute her.  She is a waste of oxygen.

lund519
lund519

Nobody has brought this up yet but...how many of you think she wasn't even pregnant.  I don't see any confirmation that she indeed was pregnant and had the abortion and with HIPPA laws it can't be confirmed to the public.  This is a publicity stunt for sympathy; if that is truly the case, then this is an awful human being who should serve 20 years.  Typically, women who lie about pregnancies and abortions don't fare too well in prison.  I'm sure she will have a few 300 pound fellow inmates the she'll have a great time dodging for years to come. 

mvmn1007
mvmn1007

Why are my taxes paying for her to live in prison on a measly sentence?

Shannon Mahoney
Shannon Mahoney

She is the one who should have been killed. WORTHLESS human. She has no respect for herself or others.

nbrooks4
nbrooks4

Drunk and high?  Pregnant?  Wow,  what a mom she would make!  You go girl!  Geesh. 

Ryan Rud
Ryan Rud

Everything that is wrong with society starts with this waste of space.

Tony Miller
Tony Miller

3 YEARS!!! That's a freaking joke!!!

sarcaster632
sarcaster632

How do you get 4 years for vehicular homicide? This woman has proven twice that she has no regard for human life.

Mark Michalski
Mark Michalski

She obviously shouldn't be allowed to pro-create

Holly Fields
Holly Fields

Well, at least we have the good news that this moron isn't going to be a parent afterall, not yet anyway.

hype0920
hype0920

She is referring to the baby she killed, she is one of those people. 

GeekAaron
GeekAaron

@Angel L Bernard Cater Two murders?

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