Guilty plea in street racing death of N.W.T. boxer
Nicole Reid, 26, originally charged with street racing causing death
An Edmonton woman charged in the alleged street racing death of a N.W.T. boxer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge of careless driving.
Nicole Reid, 26, was charged in 2011 with dangerous driving while street racing causing death, in connection to the death of 31-year-old N.W.T. boxer Jonathan Andre. Andre was struck by a white Honda Civic just before midnight on June 26 while crossing at 118th Avenue and 42nd Street in Edmonton and later pronounced dead at the scene.
Reid made the plea to Provincial Court Judge Michael Allen.
Court was told the night Andre was killed his blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit.
Today his tearful mother, May Andre, told the judge she was proud of her son.
"I never gave up on my son. I miss him referring to me as his biggest fan."
Jonathan Andre was a championship boxer.
A careless driving conviction typically carries a fine and demerit points, and sometimes a three-month driving probation.
Reid will be sentenced on Friday.