Teenager Talks about Drag Racing, Murder Charges

WILMINGTON -- In the jailhouse, Nathan Conrad, 19, was crying.

"To tell you the truth, since my girlfriend has been gone, there hasn't been a day I haven't cried," he said.

Conrad was charged with second degree murder for the death of his former girlfriend, Hoggard High School student Sasha Wilson.

Wilson was thrown out of the car Conrad was driving, when he lost control during a drag race with Jerry Carpenter, 17, on Eastwood Road, detectives said.

"I'm never going to speed again a day in my life," Conrad said. "I swear on my girlfriend's grave."

Sunday, Conrad and two of his friends were arrested for breaking into an apartment, a house and a storage unit, detectives said.

But Conrad said he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"I'm pleading not guilty to everything that I got charged with," Conrad said. "I was in his Jeep when we got pulled over, but I did not take anything out of nobody's house, nothing."

Conrad maintained he was only guilty of one thing: speeding on the night Wilson was killed -- a mistake he will live with for the rest of his life.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer