Man Pleads Guilty In Death Of Mother, Two Children

Prosecutors say there is no deal for a man who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run deaths of a mother and her two children in Denver, leaving 36-year-old Lawrence Trujillo to face up to 174 years in prison when he's sentenced on October 2.

In a surprise move about a week before trial, Trujillo yesterday pleaded guilty to all charges, including vehicular homicide and drunken driving.

The father, Frank Bingham, was the only family member to survive after they were hit as they crossed a street downtown.

Lawrence Trujillo's lawyer says Trujillo entered the plea to try to avoid additional pain for the family. Trujillo faced 13 counts, which also included fatal child abuse, vehicular assault, reckless driving and leaving the scene.


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  • by wendy on Jul 31, 2007 at 08:59 AM
    It sounds kind of crazy to say, but I respect the driver for taking responsibility and not taking the easy way out, in this day and age it doesn't seem to matter how guilty you are you plead innocent and drag everything out forever just to avoid facing up to the crime that was commited
  • by Jaime on Jul 31, 2007 at 06:49 AM
    Oh my god. That's all I can say.
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