Guilty pleas to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault in deadly Seattle accident

The repeat drunk driver who plowed his pickup into a Seattle family earlier this year, killing two and badly hurting a mother and her newborn son, has pleaded guilty.

Mark Mullan entered the pleas Thursday in King County Superior Court to charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

Mullan had been drinking and driving on a suspended license March 25 when he hit the family as they crossed a street in the Wedgwood neighborhood. The 51-year-old faces a recommended sentence of 18 years in prison.

New grandparents Judy and Dennis Schulte were killed, and their daughter-in-law, Karina Ulriksen-Shulte and her son, Elias, were injured. She still has trouble walking and talking.

The Schultes were retired teachers from Kokomo, Ind., who had recently moved to Seattle.