Two Winchester women entered guilty pleas to furnishing alcohol to a minor who then, while intoxicated, crashed her car and killed a passenger, it was reported today.
Maria Ana Anguiano, 42, and her daughter, Desiree Anguiano, 20, pleaded guilty to one count each of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 who then consumed the alcohol and caused great bodily injury or death, according to John Hall, Riverside County district attorney’s office spokesman.
The charges stemmed from a birthday party held on Jan. 22 at the Anguiano home in Winchester where alcohol was purchased and supplied for those at the party, including those under the legal drinking age of 21.
Murrieta resident Ashly Nicole Rodriguez, 20, was among those who were drinking when she drove away from the gathering with Aaron Ellison, 19, in the car.
Ellison was ejected from the vehicle and killed after Rodriguez crashed the car.
Rodriguez pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated on May 14, 2012 and was sentenced in June to five years of formal probation and a year in an alcohol treatment program, according to Hall.
For their part, Maria Ana and Desiree Anguiana were each sentenced today to three years of summary probation and 160 hours of community service through the Mothers Against Drunk Driving program. Each must attend a MADD class at which victims speak about the impact DUIs have had on them, Hall said.
The Anguianos also have various restrictions as part of their probation. Maria Anguiano must successfully complete a 52-week parenting program and must not provide alcohol to anyone under age 21. Desiree Anguiano cannot drink any alcohol until she is 21 years old.
Both women are not allowed to have anyone in their home under the age of 21 unless that person is a relative.
Each faced a possible sentence of six months in jail had they been found guilty.
If either violates any terms of their probation, a judge could then impose that six-month sentence.