Man Pleads No Contest To Motor Vehicle Homicide

Evan Shiplett walked into court Friday, changing his plea from "not guilty," to "no contest."

Police say the 30-year-old lost control of his pickup on an Interstate 480 off-ramp near 30th Street back in September of 2013. The truck rolled and ended up in a grassy area nearby.

Two other people were in the vehicle with Shiplett: 18-year-old Jacob Levene, and 19-year-old Matthew Doty.

Doty was ejected from the vehicle and died.

Through their grief, Doty's family has been angry about what happened. Now, they're left only with photos and memories of Matthew.

They blame Shiplett for his death.

Friday in court, Shiplett took responsibility for the crash, pleading "no contest."

"I'm a little excited. I'm hoping he goes away for a long time. He took two babies in that car that weren't even able to drink, got them drunk, and killed my only son," said Tricia Trebilcock, Doty's mother, after the hearing.

Shiplett pleaded "no contest" to motor vehicle homicide which is a felony. When sentenced, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

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