Man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter for traffic death

Matthew Mabry (KSN File Photo)
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.

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