Worley Man Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Idaho
November 23, 2010
Joseph Michael Matt, Jr., 25, of Worley, Idaho, pled guilty yesterday in Coeur d’Alene to involuntary manslaughter, the United States Attorney’s Office announced.
According to the indictment, on August 18, 2009, Matt and his passenger, William Davison, were driving on Lovell Valley Road on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. Matt was under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine and was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle. The ensuing 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 scheduled for February 23, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge in Coeur d’Alene.
The case was investigated by the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police, Idaho State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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