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Teen convicted of vehicular homicide in crash that killed Boca Raton woman

Posted at 9:36 AM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 09:37:45-05

The teenager accused of crashing into and killing a Boca Raton woman in 2015 has been convicted.

Wesley Brown was found guilty of vehicular homicide, according to court records.

The 16-year-old testified earlier in the week that he never meant to crash into and kill Wendy Harris-Aceves, a mother of two.  

Brown claimed that minutes before the crash, at the intersection of Northwest 2nd Avenue and Palmetto Park Road, he had an asthma attack and lost control of the stolen Ford Mustang he was driving.

He also testified that he thought the passenger in his car, Jacquan Strowbridge, a convicted felon, was going to shoot him if he didn't flee from police.

The state argued that Brown had choices and made a bad decision not to pull over before reaching the intersection where the fatal wreck happened.

A judge set Brown's sentencing hearing for March 31st at 1 p.m.