Man pleads guilty to buying alcohol in fatal teen DWI crash
Posted May 9, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh man pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the death of a Millbrook High School student who was killed in a DWI crash in January.
Anthony Du Juan Geter, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts of purchasing alcohol for a minor. He was sentenced to 12 months' probation and 24 hours of community service and was ordered to pay a $50 fine, plus court costs.
Agents with North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement say Geter purchased a bottle of rum for Garrett Prince, a 16-year-old charged with driving while impaired, felony death by motor vehicle and other charges in the death of Elizabeth Molloy.
Molloy was riding with Prince on Jan. 7 when he lost control of his Jeep in north Raleigh, hit a mailbox and crashed into a tree. She died from blunt-force trauma to her head.
A wreck report indicated Prince's SUV was traveling 75 mph in a 30 mph zone. He had a blood-alcohol content of 0.29.
Geter had no comment Wednesday after his plea.
Several other people also face charges in the case: Hannah R. Smith, 18, who hosted an underage drinking party that Molloy and Prince attended, and Samantha M. McKinney, 17, and an unidentified 15-year-old who helped buy the liquor.
Prince, Smith and McKinney are also Millbrook High students.