A 21-YEAR-OLD NAVY SAILOR WHO DROVE DRUNK KILLING A COUPLE WALKING ALONG THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN VALLEY CENTER PLEADED GUILTY TODAY TO GROSS VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER. HE LEFT A PARTY IN HIS CAR AFTER DRINKING HEAVILY WAS SPEEDING AND WAS ALSO REACHING FOR HIS GPS WHEN HE SLAMMED INTO 79-YEAR OLD CARL ACKERMANN AND HIS WIFE EUNICE WHO WERE ON THEIR MORNING STROLL. EARL DECARLOS SMITH JR. OF OCEANSIDE WILL BE SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN STATE PRISON AT A HEARING DEC. 18. SMITH PLEADED GUILTY ON THE DAY HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING WAS TO GO FORWARD.