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Sirens & Gavels involuntary manslaughter archive

TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2011

Woman gets 30 days for fatal DUI crash

A motorist who accidentally hit and killed a close friend on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation after dropping him off following a night of drinking avoided prison when she was sentenced in U.S. District Court recently. Andrea M. George, 19, will spend 30 days in...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011

Driver who killed pedestrian pleads guilty

A motorist who killed a pedestrian while drunk on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation last year has pleaded guilty. Andrea M. George, 19, faces up to eight years in prison, a $250,000 fine and no more than three years probation for the April 19, 2010,...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011

3-crash survivor sentenced to 3 years

A man who has survived three one-car crashes on the same road near Plummer, Idaho, has been sentenced to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. Joseph Michael Matt, Jr., 26, of Worley, was speeding and under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine in August...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

Boy's Uzi shooting video shown at trial 

By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a former police chief watched video Thursday of an 8-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself to death with an Uzi submachine gun at a 2008 gun fair, a sight that prompted a...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

Baby sitter charged w/ manslaughter

A baby sitter accused of killing a 3-year-old Post Falls boy will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a judge ruled this week. Kootenai County prosecutors had sought to charge Amanda L. Skogen, 26, with first-degree murder, punishable by up to life in prison or the...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010

3-crash survivor pleads guilty in fatality

A man who has survived three one-car crashes on the same road near Plummer, Idaho, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for an August 2009 crash. Joseph Michael Matt, Jr., 25, of Worley, was speeding and under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine when he lost...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 2010

Grand jury indicts driver in fatal crash

A motorist who killed a pedestrian while intoxicated last April on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation, has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Andrea M. George, who was 18 at the time of the crash, is charged with involuntary manslaughter for the April 19...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

CdA tribesman jailed for deadly car crash

A man who has survived three one-car crashes on the same road near Plummer, Idaho, is in federal custody on a manslaughter charge for a crash last summer. Joseph Michael Matt, Jr., a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, was charged in connection with an...

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