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Mother slams ‘selfish’ drink-driver who killed daughter

The speeding drink driver who killed a Melbourne nursing student, then fell pregnant after the crash, has been accused of selfishly dragging out the court case.

Subha Anand, 29, was triple the legal blood-alcohol limit when she slammed into the back of 19-year-old Natasha Pigot’s car at Williams Landing in January 2016, killing the young woman.

In the months that followed, Anand’s court case was delayed because she had a son.

Aleacha McMaster (pictured), the mother of Natasha Pigot who was killed when Subha Anand drunkenly smashed into her car in 2016, held a picture of her daughter in court Thursday

Natasha Pigot (pictured) was killed in a car accident in Williams Landing in January, 2016

Natasha Pigot (pictured) was killed in a car accident in Williams Landing in January, 2016

She pleaded guilty to culpable driving in June, more than 18 months after Ms Pigot was killed.

The victim’s mother Aleacha McMaster on Thursday spoke of the disbelief and heartbreak of losing her daughter.

‘I wanted to die with her. How could I live my life without my baby?’ she said at Anand’s pre-sentence hearing in the Victorian County Court.

She said Anand never apologised for what she did, and selfishly delayed court proceedings.

Anand (pictured) pleaded guilty to culpable driving in June, more than 18 months after Ms Pigot was killed

Anand (pictured) pleaded guilty to culpable driving in June, more than 18 months after Ms Pigot was killed

Subha Anand, 29 was triple the legal blood-alcohol limit when she slammed into the back of the 19-year-old's car 

Subha Anand, 29 was triple the legal blood-alcohol limit when she slammed into the back of the 19-year-old’s car 

Natasha's mother said Anand never apologised for what she did, and selfishly delayed court proceedings

Natasha’s mother said Anand never apologised for what she did, and selfishly delayed court proceedings

‘I don’t think I could ever forgive you,’ she said.

‘You dragged this out for your own selfish purposes.’

Outside court, Ms McMaster said: ‘She chose to have the baby…and live a different life after she caused this accident.’

Anand has applied to have her child with her while she serves an inevitable prison sentence.

She had been drinking at home on the night of the crash but stormed out after an argument with her boyfriend.

Anand has applied to have her child with her while she serves an inevitable prison sentence

Anand has applied to have her child with her while she serves an inevitable prison sentence

Ms McMaster spoke of the disbelief and heartbreak of losing her daughter in court Thursday

Ms McMaster spoke of the disbelief and heartbreak of losing her daughter in court Thursday

She was travelling an estimated 115km/h in a 70km/h zone moments before she hit Ms Pigot’s car.

‘There is no evidence of braking,’ prosecutor Brendan Kissane QC said.

She was taken to hospital and later blew a blood-alcohol reading of 0.159 per cent.

‘(She was) not in a position to have the proper control of a motor vehicle,’ Mr Kissane said.

Anand, who grew up in New Delhi in India, will be sentenced on Friday, her 30th birthday.

She had been on bail but was taken into custody on Thursday before the sentencing. 

Anand had been drinking at home on the night of the crash but stormed out after an argument with her boyfriend

Anand had been drinking at home on the night of the crash but stormed out after an argument with her boyfriend

'I wanted to die with her. How could I live my life without my baby?' she said at Anand's pre-sentence hearing in the Victorian County Court

‘I wanted to die with her. How could I live my life without my baby?’ she said at Anand’s pre-sentence hearing in the Victorian County Court

Anand was travelling an estimated 115km/h in a 70km/h zone moments before she hit Ms Pigot's car

Anand was travelling an estimated 115km/h in a 70km/h zone moments before she hit Ms Pigot’s car

 



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