A Rockcastle County man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree manslaughter in the traffic death of a longtime local Republican Party official.
Michael Allen, 29, was driving under the influence of drugs when he hit a car driven by Juanita Davis in October 2009. Davis' granddaughter Becky Davis was a passenger.
Allen pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Juanita Davis, and to assault in injuries to Becky Davis.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jeremy Bartley said he will recommend a sentence of 20 years for Allen during sentencing Jan. 14.
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Allen was on parole at the time of the wreck. His parole was revoked, so his total sentence would be 24 years, Bartley said.
Juanita Davis had been a Republican Party official in Rockcastle County and in the 5th Congressional District.