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Dullum pleads guilty to vehicular homicide and assault charges

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A Helena woman changed her plea in District Court today for her involvement in a car crash that killed one woman and injured another last winter.

Brandy Lee Dullum pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while under the influence and negligent vehicular assault for a December 2011 rollover crash. Her blood alcohol concentration at the time of the crash was .233 percent.

In Judge Kathy Seeley's court today, Dullum said her actions of drinking, then getting behind the wheel with passengers in the car, resulted in the death of a close friend. The passenger, 31-year-old Devon Richetti, was killed in the wreck while 22-year-old Lee-Ann Stobart was seriously injured. Judge Seeley accepted Dullum's guilty plea today and set sentencing for June 14.

The court will now conduct a pre-sentencing investigation report. Dullum could face up to 40 years in prison and up to $60,000 in fines and restitution payments. She also faces a felony criminal endangerment charge stemming from her involvement in another rollover crash that took place last week.


Story by Kaelyn Kelly, Beartooth NBC.
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