Man pleads guilty in fatal drunk driving case
Boyd Atkinson pleaded guilty to 2 charges in death of Moncton teacher Kathy Horsman
A Lakeville man has pleaded guilty to two impaired driving-related charges in connection with the death of a Moncton school teacher in April.
Kathy Horsman, a 36-year-old mother of two from Berry Mills, was killed in a head-on collision on Killam Drive on April 17.
Boyd Reginald Atkinson, 42, pleaded guilty Thursday to impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm.
He was originally facing eight charges in the case, but the Crown prosecutor moved to drop the other six during the brief court appearance.
Atkinson is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 4 when the court is expected to hear victim impact statements.
He remains remanded in custody.
Impaired driving causing death carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
The charge of impaired driving causing bodily harm is related to a passenger in Atkinson's car. Details about the injuries the passenger sustained are unknown.
Atkinson had to be extracted from his 2000 Pontiac Grand Am and was hospitalized for several days.
Horsman taught at Magnetic Hill School in Moncton.