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Covina man pleads guilty to two murder counts in DUI accident

April 6, 2011 |  5:44 pm

A 28-year-old Covina man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two murder counts stemming from a drunk driving collision that left two women dead.

Alan Michael McConnell allegedly had a .15 blood alcohol level -- the legal limit is .08 -- when he was driving his car in January 2010 in LaVerne, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

After a minor accident, McConnell fled the scene in his vehicle and later lost control of it, killing his two female passengers, prosecutors said.

McConnell is scheduled to be sentenced April 22 at the courthouse in Pomona. He is facing 15 years to life in state prison.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Twitter: @LAJourno


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