AUSTIN – Terri Munoz Elmore pleaded not guilty in two counts of intoxication manslaughter.
Elmore is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter after a head-on collision resulted in the death of an Austin pastor Jackson Boyette and his wife, Barbara, in November 2011.
Most of the day Monday was spent selecting a jury. However, around 4 p.m., the first and only witness to take the stand was Nancy Stewart, one of Elmore’s former colleagues.
Stewart testified about meeting Elmore at a Jack Allen’s Kitchen in south Austin after work the day of the crash.
Nancy Stewart said Elmore had three and a half beers in less than four hours. She said the former paramedic left upset and agitated after arguing with her boyfriend on the phone before she left.
The trial is expected to last the rest of the week.
Jury delibrations resumed at 9 a.m. Tuesday.