..the testimony established that the driver was on probation following a previous drunken driving conviction, that she had bragged about her partying habits and that her father, Dennis McCormick, had bought the alcohol that the girl drank that day, before and while driving.
The 17-year-old driver is charged with second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence, causing bodily injury while driving under the influence, vehicle theft, and driving with a suspended license.
The accused teen sat next to her lawyer, Larry Biegel, as Hardee testified about the girl’s history and the day of the accident.
Dana McCormick was later convicted of second-degree murder for drunken driving and sentenced to the California Youth Authority until she turns 25 years old.
Her father, Dennis Dewayne McCormick, 52, was sentenced in November to two consecutive one-year terms in Monterey County jail after he pleaded guilty to buying his daughter alcohol.