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Man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

| November 24, 2010 8:00 PM

COEUR d'ALENE - A 25-year-old Worley man pleaded guilty Monday in Coeur d'Alene to involuntary manslaughter, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.

According to the indictment, Joseph Michael Matt, Jr., and his passenger, William Davison, were driving on Lovell Valley Road on the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's reservation on Aug. 18, 2009.

Matt was under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine and was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle. The crash killed Davison.

The charge carries a maximum punishment of up to eight years in prison, a fine up to $250,000, and up to three years supervised release.

Sentencing is Feb. 23, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge.

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