Terri Elmore testifies in her intoxication manslaughter trial

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by SHANNON MURRAY / KVUE NEWS

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Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:25 PM

AUSTIN -- Terri Elmore took the stand in her own intoxication manslaughter trial Thursday. She is accused of driving drunk and killing Dayspring Fellowship Pastor Jackson Boyett and his wife, Barbara in November 2011.

Elmore said as a paramedic, she took care of people all day.

She told the jury she doesn't remember anything from the day of the crash but had fainting problems and even passed out while running a few days prior.

Prosecutor Mona Shea questioned the relevance, saying there is proof she drank alcohol, then crashed her car on Highway 290 near the 'Y' at Oak Hill, killing the Boyetts.

Police said Elmore had a blood alcohol level more than two times the legal limit.

Elmore said she had serious injuries from the crash and now suffers memory loss. She said she's healed from her injuries "by the grace of God."

Both sides rested Thursday. Closing arguments will begin Friday morning, weather permitting.

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