Intoxication manslaughter charge leaves woman to serve 12 years
Thirty-one-year-old Seadrift, Texas resident Margarita Lissett Galeana pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and an accident involving personal injury or death. Her sentencing occurred on Thursday, September 15 in relation to the death of 34-year-old Emily Jean Brown. Galeana must serve two 12-year jail terms for the charges; however, she can serve her terms concurrently.
Investigators found Brown’s body in a flipped 2001 Oldsmobile after she drowned in Chocolate Bayou in Brazoria County. In a news release, Calhoun County District Attorney Dan Heard said the women were drinking in Port Lavaca prior to the crash. While navigating home, Galeana drove into the bayou after running a stop sign. She exited the sinking car and managed to hitch a ride back to Seadrift. Once home, she reported the Oldsmobile as stolen. Galeana did not mention to anyone that she left Brown in the sinking car.
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