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Teen pleads guilty in fatal accident in Clarke Co.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A 15-year-old has pleaded guilty to hitting
and killing a Clarke County woman as she walked along a road with
her 3-year-old son.

Abel Gonzalez-Perez pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree
vehicular homicide, DUI and hit-and-run. Nayasheika "Keisha"
Cooper, who was 19, died after being hit from behind in the June 14
accident.

Prosecutors say Gonzalez-Perez was working illegally in the
United States. He was tried as an adult and accepted prosecutors'
recommendation that he spend as many as eight years in prison and
seven more on probation.

His lawyer, James Smith of Athens, did not immediately return a
call seeking comment Tuesday.

Athens-Clarke County Superior Court Judge Steve Jones accepted
the plea but says he will hear from Cooper's family before
sentencing next month.


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