• Wed, Apr 10 2013

Soon-To-Be Mom Celebrates Her Pregnancy With Wine, Percocets, And A Fatal Joy Ride That Kills College Student

drinking while pregnant It seems that baby showers come in all shapes and sizes nowadays. While some opt for the 200-person brawl that consequently ends in four arrests, others are content to just do a hip sonogram viewing. But when 27-year-old Teisha Yovonne Randle of Minnesota learned that she was expecting, she reportedly went to grab a celebratory drink (or several) with friends. And somewhere in there, she got a little too carried away and killed a poor college kid walking through an intersection.

MercuryNews.com reports that Teisha has plead guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide upon killing 20-year-old Augsburg College student, Austin Conley.

Teisha, who was studying to become a pharmacy technician prior to Austin’s death, says that she began the evening at a friend’s house to raise a glass to being knocked up. But conflicting reports suggest that a glass of wine was only the beginning:

On the night she killed Conley, she had been partying at a friend’s house and the Imperial Club in Minneapolis. She told Moreno she’d had a glass of wine at the friend’s house because a friend was celebrating a birthday and Randle was celebrating her pregnancy. Randle claimed that the wine was the only alcohol she’d consumed that night.

But witnesses said she drank at the house from a bottle of peach-flavored Ciroc vodka she brought. At the Imperial Club, witnesses later told investigators, she mixed at least one drink for herself from a bottle of Grey Goose vodka she’d chipped in to buy for her table.

Randle had also taken some strong medicine that night. She has admitted to taking at least four tablets of Percocet, a painkiller a doctor had prescribed her for migraines. And she also had taken some Robitussin with codeine for a cough.

The expecting mother was already driving on a revoked license after pleading guilty to driving while impaired back in 2006. After being placed on a one year probation, she reportedly violated a court-mandated order to visit a Mothers Against Drunk Driving “victim-impact panel.” She also failed to pay a fine.

Teisha’s lawyer, Carolina Lamas, maintains that Teisha deeply regrets what she has done — so much so that she consequently terminated the pregnancy that she was celebrating:

“She feels she can’t bring a life into this world knowing she’s taken one,” Lamas said.

Teisha could receive up to four years in jail for recklessly killing someone else’s child.

(photo: Irina1977 / Shutterstock)

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  • jsterling93

    With the amount of alcohol and pain meds in her system she probably had already damaged the baby to begin with.

  • Lilac

    I doubt she terminated the baby she was carrying willfully. More than likely she was either never pregnant or the mix of booze and drug along with the stress of the crash ended her pregnancy for her. I hope the family of the victim gets everything she owns and she gets locked up for a very long time.

    • Blueathena623

      Or worse, she did terminate it just to get sympathy from the jury

    • Gangle

      I kind of wonder if her ‘celebratory drinks’ were all that celebratory to begin with. Sounds more like a desperate attempt to deal with an unexpected situation to me. The tragedy is that she decided to get behind the wheel of a car.

  • AS

    Oh. My. God.

  • Andy

    Wow-never heard of a mommy to be celebrating being pregnant with several rounds of drinks on top of painkillers. Not to be a judge bitch, but what the hell?

  • Jessie

    Only 4 years in jail? Ridiculously light sentence.

  • Gangle

    This is just devastating. That poor boys family. They will never, ever get over it. Nothing will ever be the same. It is shit that her sentence is so light, but the truth is no sentence given by any judge will make this ok.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iwill.findu.90 Iwill Findu

    She had already gotten in trouble for drunk driving once already, and got off lightly. This time she killed a person and needs a lot more then maybe receive up to four years in jail. Personally I don’t care why she was drinking this time even after one drink she shouldn’t have gotten behind the wheel of a car. People always have an excuse for why they drove drunk I’m getting sick of it, you made a choose and that choose killed another person. Now you have to live with the consequences.

  • http://www.KatsFalseNails.co.uk/ Kato6

    Absolutely disgusting. Im glad she “terminated” the pregnancy as she would have just ruined that childs life… And as a woman that has been desperately trying to get pregnant for the last 4 years, this story really upsets and angers me

  • Sara

    “Up to four years”? For killing another human being and leaving the scene, while driving drunk after a previous DWI conviction?! This woman should be put away for the rest of her pathetic life. That this piece of sh*t gets to live the rest of her life, most of it as a free woman, after killing a 20-year-old who did nothing to deserve it through her own stupidity and irresponsibility, is proof that life isn’t fair.

    As far as the lawyer’s statement that she “deeply regrets” what she’s done, that’s all fine and dandy, but it’s also pretty damn worthless. And I don’t buy for one second that she terminated her pregnancy out of remorse or sorrow. I think the accident was a convenient excuse to do something that she wanted to do anyway, and now her lawyer appears to be trying to use it as some sort of a weird ploy for sympathy. That just makes the whole thing all the more repugnant.