Man pleads guilty in death of Topeka motorcyclist

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man who was driving about 100 mph when he hit and killed a motorcyclist and fled the scene has pleaded guilty to two felonies.

Thirty-one-year-old David Michael Bowers pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident in the October 2014 death of 53-year-old Michael Munoz of Topeka.

In exchange for the plea, five other charges, including driving under the influence, were dropped.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Bowers will be sentenced June 5.

Bowers remains in Shawnee County Jail in lieu of bond.

 

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