The Beacon Hill Times reported today, the Beacon Hill driver who struck and killed 5-year-old Adrianna Mejia-Rivera and her 2-month-old baby sister Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera in Revere in 2018 has pleaded guilty to motor vehicle homicide charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said.
During a change of plea hearing that was conducted this week via Zoom, AUTUMN HARRIS, 43, of Beacon Hill pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Linda Giles sentenced Harris to a total term of 4.5 years in a House of correction, six months suspended and 4 years of probation following release and other conditions. Specifically, the defendant received 2.5 years in the Suffolk County House of Correction on one count of motor vehicle homicide. On the second count, Judge Giles sentenced Harris to a consecutive term of 2.5 years in the House of Correction, of which she will serve two years and the remainder will be suspended for a probationary term of four years. During that time, the defendant will be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle on a private or public way and will lose her license for 15 years. She must also be alcohol and drug free as she will be subjected to random testing by the Massachusetts Probation Department. Lastly, she must attend and complete the Brains at Risk program which brings awareness to the devastating effects of traumatic brain injuries.