Judge denies woman new trial for deadly DWI wreck


Surveillance video showing Nicole Baukus drinking heavily in a bar before stumbling to her pickup truck played a key role in her trial.

The 24-year-old changed her plea to guilty shortly after the video was shown in court. Now Baukus claims her attorney coerced her into pleading guilty.

All parties attended a hearing Thursday morning in Montgomery County. Judge Michael Seiler denied the motion shortly after.

If Baukus pursues an appeal, her case would next move to the appeals court.

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