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Las Vegas woman faces 10 years after fatal crash murder plea

October 2, 2018
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This undated Clark County Detention Center photo, provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, shows Aylin Alderette, 25, of Las Vegas. Alderette, who also uses the name Aylin Alvarez-Perez, told a judge on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, that she'll plead guilty to second-degree murder and driving under the influence of marijuana in a high-speed crash that killed an 8-year-old boy and badly hurt his parents. A prosecutor said a second-degree murder conviction in an impaired driving case may be a first in Nevada. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor is calling a Las Vegas woman’s guilty plea to second-degree murder and driving under the influence of marijuana in a fatal crash a first in the state.

Aylin Alderette admitted Tuesday in state court that she caused the high-speed crash Aug. 31 that killed an 8-year-old boy and badly injured his parents last month in Las Vegas.

The charge means her actions were outrageously reckless but not intentional.

The 25-year-old Alderette faces more than 10 years in state prison at sentencing Nov. 13. She also uses the name Alvarez-Perez.

Her lawyer, Warren Geller, said she sent a letter to family members expressing her remorse for the crash that killed Levi Echenique (etsh-ehn-EE’-kay) and injured his parents, Briejet and Jose Echenique.

Prosecutor Eric Bauman says other motorists could face similar charge in similar cases.

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