Aidan McAteer, 23 is facing jail over the death of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens
Violet-Grace Susan Youens, four, and her doting gran Angela French, 55, were crossing the street in St Helens, on March 24th when a black Fiesta crashed into them.
The car was swiftly abandoned and two men were caught on CCTV fleeing the scene as passersby rushed to the victims’ aid.
The next day, on Mothering Sunday, heartbroken mother Rebecca Youens revealed on Facebook how she hugged her daughter as she later died in hospital.
She wrote: “My beautiful baby girl passed away in my arms. Thank you for all your well wishes… she was just too poorly.
“However, my brave baby girl saved two lives by donating her kidneys and pancreas. I am truly heartbroken but proud of my little fighter!”
Aidan admitted to causing Violet's death by dangerous driving at Liverpool Crown Court
Today at Liverpool Crown Court driver Aidan McAteer, 23, admitted causing her death by dangerous driving.
He also admitted causing serious injury to Angela French, who is recovering in hospital.
Dean Brennan, 27, also appearing via video-link from HMP Liverpool, admitted aggravated vehicle taking and assisting an offender.
Both will be sentenced on May 19.
Violet-Grace and her mother Rebecca were crossing a street when Aidan crashed in to them
Grieving mum Rebecca wept in the public gallery as she sat hand-in-hand with husband Glenn in the public gallery.
Judge Dennis Watson QC told the pair they were facing lengthy jail sentences as he further remanded them in custody.
Mr and Mrs Youens did not take their eyes off the screen showing the defendants as they were joined in a packed public gallery by family and friends all wearing violet-coloured ribbons.
Aidan and Dean Brennan, 27 will be sentenced on May 19
In the days after the crash, McAteer’s mother Alicia made a public appeal for her son to return home after he fled the country.
The next day he was arrested at Manchester Airport and questioned by detectives.
Brennan admitted obtaining McAteer’s passport and supplying it to him.
Judge Watson ordered both men be brought to court next month for their sentencing hearings.