Glamorous TikToker bursts into tears as she pleads guilty to murdering a grandfather when she rushed through a red light before giving a false name to police and blaming the horror smash on three black men
- Alisha Jane Fagan, 22, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving which resulted in death
- She crashed her Audi on June 9 in the Honda of 69-year-old Sedat Hassan
- First she told the police she was not driving and three African passengers ran away
- Magistrate described her as ‘gone out of control’ referring to long driving record
A young woman with ‘very worrying’ driving has collapsed in court after admitting to killing a grandfather in a horrific crash.
Alisha Jane Fagan, 22, initially gave police a false name, saying she was not behind the wheel of an Audi sedan that overspeeded and ran a red light in Sunshine West, west Melbourne, before hitting the 69- year-old Sedat hit Hassan’s Honda and killed him.
She claimed that three men of African appearance were in her car and ran away after the collision on June 9 this year, while she stayed behind to try to help the injured Mr Hassan.
But in Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Ms Fagan – who appeared via video from an Indigenous rehabilitation clinic she is required to attend as part of her bail conditions – admitted tearfully that she was the driver.
Alisha Fagan (pictured), pleaded guilty to dangerous driving after her Audi reportedly plowed into Sedat Hassan’s Honda in Melbourne’s Sunshine West
Mr Hassan (pictured) died of injuries sustained in the crash in which Fagan’s three passengers reportedly fled the scene in a decision labeled a ‘bastard’ by police
She is charged with dangerous driving that caused Mr. Hassan’s death.
“I plead guilty,” she said, reports The Herald Sun.
After being at the residential healing center for troubled Indigenous youth since August, Fagan’s attorney requested an extension of her bail to remain at the facility until her next court appearance, which was granted.
The center offers trips to the cinema and visits to a gym with sauna and spa.
The court heard that she had read the biography of native musician Archie Roach while she was at the facility.
A magistrate called Fagan ‘out of control’ over her driving history (dancing photo on TikTok)
She also pleaded guilty to drug possession and possession of a controlled weapon after being found at the crash site with a kitchen knife and Xanax tablets.
The court had previously heard that, despite her initial denial that she was the driver, DNA on the driver’s side airbag is a match to her with a probability of one to 100 billion.
Detective Sergeant Stephen Hill said other occupants of her car were “cowardly” to “run away from the crime scene.”
“If they had stayed… instead of running, maybe they could have saved him,” he said.
At a two-hour hearing in June, Fagan whimpered and cried as the horrific details of the crash were read, while her lawyer was concerned for her well-being. Pictured is the crash scene
The charge of dangerous driving resulting in death is the fourteenth case currently facing court for Fagan. She was on four bail orders when the crash occurred.
In a previous appearance, Fagan lashed out in court, screaming, crying and insisting that she was “trying to help him.”
Her lawyer said the 22-year-old has chronic depression and borderline personality disorder, and has threatened to harm herself.
Detective Senior Constable Barry Bassett said she has “general disregard for the law.”
Fagan, 22, was released on bail at a residential healing center for troubled Indigenous youths
Her traffic record was read to the court, with police saying she was an “extreme risk” to the public.
“I’ve picked up a very, very disturbing bundle of cases (she has) in the past 15 months,” the magistrate said.
“This all smells like a youngster who has completely lost control. I’m really in a situation where I’m really worried about what’s going on with her.’
Fagan will appear in Victoria’s County Court on November 30.