Man pleads guilty to murder in PCP-fueled crash
Sunday, December 5, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who had 16 prior convictions for driving without a valid license has pleaded guilty to murder in a PCP-fueled crash that killed a 12-year-old in March.
The Kansas City Star reports that Clayton Dunlap’s plea Friday could lead to a life prison sentence for the 31-year-old.
Dunlap pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, assault, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated and three counts of driving without a valid license.
Damien Slayton was killed when Dunlap crashed a sport utility vehicle into the small car driven by Damien’s mother.
Dunlap’s arrest after the crash was the third time this year officers had arrested him with allegations of PCP use and impaired driving.
The case prompted judges to review how they set bonds for defendants driving on revoked licenses.