Butler County Times Gazette
  • Leavenworth man charged in shooting death

  • A Leavenworth man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of another man while they were riding in a pickup truck.
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  • A Leavenworth man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of another man while they were riding in a pickup truck.
    Twenty-six-year-old Justin M. Driscoll appeared in court Wednesday after being charged in the Saturday death of 30-year-old Dick Mathis.
    Police say Mathis was shot when a gun discharged and a bullet hit him in the chin. He was one of four men — including Driscoll — riding in the truck when the shooting happened. Driscoll and another man took Mathis to a hospital, where he died.
    The Leavenworth Times reports (http://bit.ly/15oINkS ) the criminal complaint alleges reckless behavior was a factor in the shooting.
    In court Wednesday, Driscoll's attorney asked for more time before a preliminary hearing is scheduled. A status hearing was scheduled for Aug. 16.
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