DUI Plea In Girl’s Death

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Jason Mattis. Photo from Hartford Police Department.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut man charged with being drunk and high on drugs when he caused a high-speed crash that killed a 4-year-old girl has pleaded guilty.

Jason Mattis pleaded guilty on Tuesday to first-degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in connection with the crash in Hartford last August that took the life of 4-year-old Lilliany Rodriguez.

In exchange, he is expected to be sentenced to 10 years in prison on August 23.

Police say the 24-year-old Mattis was high on angel dust, had a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit, and was driving 65 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone when he rear-ended another vehicle, throwing the girl from her booster seat. She died the next day.

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