FORT WORTH (December 4, 2013) A 16-year-old Keller boy admitted his guilt Wednesday in the drunken-driving deaths last summer of four people including a youth pastor.
The teenager appeared in court Wednesday in Fort Worth on four counts of intoxication manslaughter.
He will allow a judge to determine his sentence.
One of the teen’s attorneys, Regan Wynn, says the boy’s parents were not engaged in his life and his behavior descended into drug and alcohol abuse.
Investigators say the boy's blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit the night of June 15 when his pickup slammed into a disabled SUV in Burleson.
The SUV's driver, Breanna Mitchell, 24, of Lillian, Hollie Boyles, 42, Shelby Boyles, 21, and Burleson youth pastor Brian Jennings were killed.
Jennings had attended a graduation party for one of his three children and was headed back to the church when he stopped to help after spotting a disabled vehicle.
He had been the Alsbury Baptist Church's youth pastor since November 2006.
He was survived by his wife Shaunna and three children, Evan, Abby and Micah.