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Brianna Watson is shown during a previous court appearance. She pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to reckless homicide and could be sentenced to five years in state prison.
Teen guilty of reckless homicide

The teenager who police say was driving drunk when Sydney Peffer, 17, was killed nearly two years ago pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to reckless homicide.

Brianna Watson, who was 17 at the time of the wreck, showed no emotion when she entered the guilty plea that prosecutors hope will land her behind bars for a maximum sentence of five years.

Following the hearing in Anderson Circuit Court, Peffer’s aunt, Christy Wise, said the guilty plea provides her family with some sense of closure.