- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Topeka man has been sentenced to four years and four months in prison for fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcyclist.

Thirty-one-year-old David Michael Bowers was sentenced Friday in Shawnee County District Court for involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1MdFGRY) reports that Bowers will be required to have supervision for 24 months after his release from prison and must be registered as a violent offender for 15 years.

Bowers was driving 100 mph before the October 2014 crash that killed 53-year-old Michael Munoz of Topeka.

Before his sentencing, Bowers apologized to the victim’s family members and friends who were in the courtroom. Assistant Shawnee County district attorney Dan Dunbar told the judge the victim’s family had “suffered greatly.”

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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