LEBANON, Tenn. – A woman accused of killing a man and his 4-year-old grandson in a crash in Lebanon pleaded guilty to the crime one day before her trial was scheduled to start.
Barbara Mayfield pleaded guilty Monday to one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of vehicular assault, DUI third offense, and driving on a revoked license second offense. She will be sentenced on October 16.
Mayfield was charged with causing the accident that killed 4-year old Alton Barrett along with his grandfather, James Barrett, and paralyzed a third person.
Lebanon Police said Mayfield had a blood alcohol content of more than three times the legal limit when she slammed into multiple vehicles at the intersection of East High and Cedar Streets on July 29, 2011 . Officers also said that Mayfield was speeding, going at least 60 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone.
Prior to the crash, Lebanon Police said Mayfield had been arrested more than 12 times, mostly for public intoxication.
Police said Mayfield was wearing a court-issued monitoring device around her leg when the wreck occurred.