Pennsylvania: Thomas Muir pleads guilty to DUI murder of brother and sister

Thomas Muir charged with DUI deaths of Charlotte and Miles Hannagan in PA 021615

From Daily Times News:

WEST CHESTER >> Common Pleas Court Judge Patrick Carmody’s courtroom was packed Friday as the Delaware County man accused of killing two popular Downingtown area teenagers admitted his guilt in the tragedy.

On one side of the courtroom sat Thomas Muir’s friends and family – his parents, grandparents and siblings – there to show their support for the accused. On the other side, flowing over into the courtroom’s jury box, sat those who came on behalf of the victims’ family – all wearing lapel pins with the teenagers’ names on ribbons.

Teen siblings killed by DUI Muir in Uwchlan PA 021615 Photo courtesy of

Teen siblings killed by DUI Muir in Uwchlan PA 021615 Photo courtesy of

Muir, 26, of Media entered guilty pleas to two counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, two counts of aggravated assault while driving under the influence, three counts of recklessly endangering another person, and a separate count of DUI.

The homicide charges stem from the deaths of siblings Miles Hannagan, 19, and Charlotte Hannagan, 16. Miles Hannagan was a student at West Chester University, while his sister was a junior at Downingtown West High School at the time of their deaths. The assault charges stem from the injuries he caused to the siblings’ parents, Paul Hannagan and Margaret Hannagan. The endangerment charges relate to injuries suffered by others in the Hannagans’ SUV. ….MORE