ELYRIA, Ohio - A Detroit mother has pleaded guilty in the traffic deaths of two of her children as she dozed off while driving 88 to 103 mph on the Ohio Turnpike in 2009.
Thirty-two-year-old Setita Patrick pleaded guilty Tuesday in Elyria to aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, speeding and other charges.
Judge James Burge says he intends to sentence her to probation. He encouraged her to rebuild her life and says people are praying for her.
She sideswiped a car and crashed, killing her 10-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son and injuring a 5-month-old son.
Her attorney says she fell asleep at the wheel because she was exhausted from working three jobs.
Investigators say her license had been suspended a dozen times and she should not have been driving.
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It was a packed house at North Ridgeville City Hall Monday night. Dozens turned out for a City Council meeting, calling for the humane officer responsible for shooting five kittens, to be terminated.
North Ridgeville city officials expect a big turnout at the city council meeting Monday night after five kittens were shot last week.