Breen died from her injuries. Her mother, Gail Parrish, talked to 9NEWS in January.
"She didn't deserve it," Parrish said. "She's beautiful. She lit up the room. She was such a good friend to everybody."
After running away, Nguyen was caught a short time later by Westminster Police and a K-9 unit. He had previous arrests for drunk driving and had his license suspended. Yet, on the morning of January 15th, Nguyen was driving drunk.
Tuesday morning, Nguyen pleaded guilty to all charges against him including vehicular homicide. He will be sentenced on Dec. 14.
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