A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to one count of criminal vehicular homicide for the July hit-and-run accident that killed Roger Tetu, 78, of St. Paul.
Gregory J. Larsin, whose address is unknown, had a suspended driver's license when his car struck Tetu near his home at the intersection of Earl and Margaret streets.
Tetu was waiting to cross the street about 4:30 p.m. on July 26, witnesses told police. When one car stopped to let Tetu cross, a Neon drove around the waiting cars and struck Tetu, who died at the scene. Police tracked the car to Larsin after the registered owner said that she had sold it to him a few weeks earlier. Larsin turned himself in three days after the accident. He had been serving a sentence for third-degree burglary until he left prison on supervised release on June 20.
He is to be sentenced Nov. 3.