A man who pleaded guilty today to killing a 20-year-old pregnant woman in the
Roberto Garcia, 20, was arrested soon after Ludjana
Today Garcia pleaded guilty before
Garcia and Dido were in separate group of friends hanging out when the groups got into a verbal altercation that turned into a fight, prosecutors said.
When Garcia tried to help a friend, Dido threw a beer bottle that hit Garcia in the head, and the fight broke up soon after, prosecutors said.
Garciabegan to drive away with his friends. But he turned the Buick Park Avenue they were in toward the other group and sped up, going after Dido as the rest of the group scattered, prosecutors siad.
Garcia hit Dido with the front of the car, throwing her down and lodging her under the car, prosecutors said. Garcia put the car in reverse, leaving Dido behind, then ran over her again and drove off with Dido's body lodged under the car.
Garcia drove through a nearby construction site, and freed Dido's body from under the car before taking off. Garcia told his friends to keep what happened a secret, and dropped them off, prosecutors said.
Eyewitnesses identified Garcia and police found blood on his car. Garcia confessed in a videotaped statement and was charged with murder the next day.
Under state law, Garcia must serve his entire sentence.