Authorities say Kania was driving drunk on the wrong side of I-85 when he crashed into another car. The crash killed three people: Darlene McGee, 46, Felecia Harris, 49, and Jahnice Beard, 6.
Kania, now 21, pleaded guilty to three counts of felony death by vehicle and one count each of driving while under the influence, driving with an open container, driving after consumption of alcohol under the age of 21, purchasing alcohol under the age of 21, consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and driving the wrong way on a two-lane highway.
He pleaded not guilty to three counts of second degree murder and one count of reckless driving.
On Friday, the jurors heard testimony from Joshua Hall, Joseph Lopez, Case Aldridge, Mason McConnell and Aditya “Ditz” Shah, Kania’s friends that were with him on the night of the crash.
Hall’s testimony began on Thursday and continued Friday. Kania, Hall and Alex Pugh had been in Wilmington on July 17 and July 18 before driving to Chapel Hill. Hall said they had been drinking white wine and smoking marijuana before driving back.
Assistant District Attorney Jeff Nieman brought into question the inconsistencies between Hall’s testimony on Thursday compared to Friday.