Teen Charged With Felony Murder ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Teen Charged With Felony Murder

A 16-year-old girl was charged yesterday (19OCT06) with felony murder after she killed a mother of three in an attempt to commit suicide. Louise Egan Brunstad counted down her suicide attempt (04OCT06) through text messages to a female classmate who had rejected Brunstad's sexual advances. She then crashed her Mercedes-Benz into a smaller Daewoo driven by 30-year-old Nancy Salado-Mayo, killing her and injuring her six-year-old child Lesly. Brunstad, who will be tried as an adult, faces an automatic life sentence if convicted. Fulton County district attorney Paul Howard says, "She was actually counting down her imminent threat: 'Nine, eight, seven, six ... I'm going to do it.' "She was traveling at a high rate of speed. This is an intentional action."

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