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Andrea Groening admits she killed her son in horror crash while drunk and stoned in Wishart, NT

A mother of three has admitted to a fatal car accident that killed her seven-year-old son and boyfriend while drunk and high on drugs.

Andrea Groening only had her provisional permit for about six weeks when she was involved in a horror crash at Wishart in the Northern Territory.

Son Mehali Anastasios Pastrikos, seven, and boyfriend Wade Williams, 21, were killed when she ran a red light last year and hit another car.

Her two other children now face growing up without a mother, as she stares at prison.

Andrea Groening had her provisional permit for only about six weeks when she had a horror crash at Wishart in the Northern Territory that killed her seven-year-old son Mehali Anastasios Pastrikos (pictured together)

Andrea Groening had her provisional permit for only about six weeks when she had a horror crash at Wishart in the Northern Territory that killed her seven-year-old son Mehali Anastasios Pastrikos (pictured together)

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to the Northern Territory Supreme Court on Thursday for dangerous driving, leading to death over the double fatal accident.

She also admitted that she seriously injured the 42-year-old driver of the other car after she hit him at 112 km / h.

Groening was taken into custody after the guilty plea and will remain behind bars until sentencing in October.

Her lawyer Nicola McCarron begged the court to consider house arrest so the 25-year-old could continue to care for her other two daughters, reported Nine news.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to the Northern Territory Supreme Court on Thursday for dangerous driving, leading to death over the double fatal accident.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to the Northern Territory Supreme Court on Thursday for dangerous driving, leading to death over the double fatal accident.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to the Northern Territory Supreme Court on Thursday for dangerous driving, leading to death over the double fatal accident.

The car was a mutilated wreckage after it ran a red light and hit another car at about 70 mph near Wishart in the Northern Territory

The car was a mutilated wreckage after it ran a red light and hit another car at about 70 mph near Wishart in the Northern Territory

The car was a mutilated wreckage after it ran a red light and hit another car at about 70 mph near Wishart in the Northern Territory

Seven-year-old Mehali (pictured) died on the scene last year on May 22

Seven-year-old Mehali (pictured) died on the scene last year on May 22

Her close friend Wade Williams, 21, (pictured) also died as a result of the horror car accident

Her close friend Wade Williams, 21, (pictured) also died as a result of the horror car accident

Her son Mehali Anastasios Pastrikos, seven, (left) and close friend Wade Williams, 21, (right) were killed when Groening ran a red light and hit another car on May 22 last year.

Mrs. Groening acknowledges that a prison sentence will be imposed. However, she remains very afraid of her children and the effect that her incarceration, which she should not have with them, will have on them, ”said Ms. McCarron.

“She fears her divorce will affect her attachment and their social development.”

Her lawyer told the court that her client thinks about her son every day and has found it difficult to live with herself since the crash.

But prosecutor Stephen Geary told the court the crime was too serious not to impose a prison sentence, the NT News.

He said that while losing a child was his own punishment, her behavior was unforgivable.

“There’s just absolutely no excuse for driving like this that night,” said Prosecutor Stephen Geary.

Groening was taken into custody on Thursday following her appearance in court at the Northern Territory Supreme Court

Groening was taken into custody on Thursday following her appearance in court at the Northern Territory Supreme Court

Groening was taken into custody on Thursday following her appearance in court at the Northern Territory Supreme Court

“Obviously, it wouldn’t be enough if there was a full suspended sentence in this matter, it’s just too severe.”

The court heard that Groening did not recall smoking cannabis the night of the crash, but admitted that she had used self-medication to help her relax.

Police facts showed that her blood alcohol level was around 0.194 during the crash with a cannabis concentration of at least 4.6 percent.

The mother of three still has no recollection of why she was in the car behind the wheel with her son at midnight on a school night.

Meanwhile, the family of the deceased child revealed their grief in victim impact statements filed in court.

The child’s father, grandparents, aunts, and uncles still have to deal with the loss of the little boy.

They say that no prison sentence will be enough to take the pain of losing Mehali.

The seven-year-old was buried in a ceremony at the Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas last June, where his father, Anastasios Pastrikos, held back his tears as he put the body of his eldest son in the back of the car.

“Mehali was a pretty cheeky boy,” said Mr. Pastrikos’s best friend, Luke Ruxton.

‘Even if you’d only met him once, met him twice, if you’d meet him every day of your life – that would be enough to remember.

‘He never had a frown – he was a radiant, bubbly, cheeky little boy, literally walking into every room and lighting it up.’

The seven-year-old died on May 22 last year after the car his mother was driving collided with another vehicle

The seven-year-old died on May 22 last year after the car his mother was driving collided with another vehicle

Mehali is remembered as a 'cheeky little boy'

Mehali is remembered as a 'cheeky little boy'

The child’s father, grandparents, aunts, and uncles still have to deal with the loss of the little boy

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