El Cajon mother convicted in death of 3-year-old daughter

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A jury convicted an El Cajon mother March 16 of vehicular manslaughter while under the influence of methamphetamine in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.

Brandy Lee Teague, 32, faces up to 16 years in state prison when El Cajon Superior Court Judge Evan Kirvin sentences her on April 14. Teague has been in jail since the April 4, 2015 incident that killed her daughter Carlee.

A jury convicted an El Cajon mother March 16 of vehicular manslaughter while under the influence of methamphetamine in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.

Brandy Lee Teague, 32, faces up to 16 years in state prison when El Cajon Superior Court Judge Evan Kirvin sentences her on April 14. Teague has been in jail since the April 4, 2015 incident that killed her daughter Carlee.

“She fell asleep while driving her vehicle and drove up onto a public sidewalk and slammed into a telephone pole,” said Deputy District Attorney Aimee McLeod.

Teague was in a drug treatment program at the time and was taking methadone as a prescription daily. “However, she then added methamphetamine to that cocktail in her body. She was under the influence of both at the time of the crash,” McLeod told KUSI-TV(Channel 51).

According to testimony, the woman’s son was also in the car and kept telling her she was falling asleep at the wheel. “No, you stay awake and keep me awake,” Teague reportedly said.

The jury, which deliberated 1.5 days, also convicted Teague of three counts of child endangerment as her three children were in the car at the time. She was also found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. Her car collided with a telephone pole at 1163 Broadway in El Cajon.

La Mesa man pleads guilty in DUI case

Joshua Daniel Taylor, 38, formerly of La Mesa, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2015 drunk driving death of Rocio Leamon who had just finished a walk near Cowles Mountain.

Taylor, who has two prior convictions of drunk driving, is expected to get a sentence of 15 years to life in prison. San Diego Superior Court Judge Michael Groch set sentencing for April 19.

Deputy District Attorney Steve Schott said Taylor struck Leamon, 38, in a crosswalk and “carried her down the road 57 feet.” Taylor dumped a vodka bottle near the scene. His blood/alcohol level was .23, which is almost three times the legal limit, said Schott.

Leamon was a mother of three, and had been married 20 years. She lived in San Carlos and was struck Aug. 13, 2015 at 6:23 p.m. at the intersection of Navajo Road on Golfcrest Drive.

On a court document, Taylor signed a statement that said he was aware that “driving under influence of alcohol was dangerous to human life.” A charge of gross vehicular manslaughter will be dismissed. He remains in jail.

Spring Valley man in home detention for possession of child pornography

Gary Alan Dallmann, 69, of Spring Valley, has been sentenced to 180 days of home detention and ordered to register as a sex offender after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his computer.

Dallmann was placed on five years probation by El Cajon Superior Court Daniel Goldstein and fined on March 10. He will be on electronic surveillance. He received credit for several days in jail and no further time in jail was ordered.

Dallmann was a volunteer tutor for the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District at La Presa Middle School and Kempton Elementary School at the time, but was released after the district was advised of the investigation.

There were no allegations of anyone being molested. His caregiver discovered the child pornography on electronic devices in his home on Nov. 4, 2015, and detectives from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force seized them.

El Cajon mother convicted in death of 3-year-old daughter