Man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter for traffic death

Matthew Mabry (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – A man pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery in the traffic death of a 89-year-old Wichita resident.

District Attorney Marc Bennett said that Matthew Mabry, 35 of El Dorado, also pled guilty in a second case to six counts of burglary and three counts of theft before Sedgwick County District Judge Ben Burgess on August 1.

On June 24, 2013 a pickup driven by Mabry crossed the center line on Central at Dougherty in west Wichita and struck a lawn equipment trailer being pulled by a pickup, injuring the driver.

The trailer struck an older model Plymouth driven by Arlene Root.

Root died at the scene.

In the second case, Mabry stole 3 pickup trucks, a trailer and other items including a mountain bike and wheel lock sets from businesses on E. Kellogg in 2013.

Mabry is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Burgess on August 29th.

Fatal Accident Central and West

District Attorney press release for Matthew Mabry

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