KC attorney pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in death of MoDOT worker

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- David Murdick pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter in the first degree in Jackson County court on Friday for the deadly crash that killed Missouri Department of Transportation worker Clifton Scott.

Murdick could face a potential sentence of five to 15 years.

Clifton Scott, a 15-year veteran with MoDOT, was putting up cones to warn drivers of an accident near I-70 and 291 Highway in September of 2012. A short time later, Murdick sped through the cones, hit Scott and killed him.

Court records say Murdick had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit of .08.

Clifton's sister, Xavier Estelle, was very close with her younger brother and says the whole family continues to hurt.

"Clifton, you know, means a lot to all of us, there's a big void in our lives without him," Estelle told FOX 4 earlier this week.

At the time of the crash, Murdick was working as an attorney in Kansas City.

Click here for more coverage beginning in September 2012 on David Murdick and victim Clifton Scott.

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  • hardball123

    He could have hired Leavenworth Lawyer Gary A. Nelson to get him off.

    Legal Information (KC / Leavenworth)

    The Lawyer Nelson Maneuver.

    Leavenworth Lawyer Gary A. Nelson engaged in the following dastardly & unsavory conduct thereby creating the “Nelson Maneuver.”

    Formula for “The Lawyer Nelson Maneuver”

    1. Get a Law Degree and turn it into a Liar’s Degree.
    2. Make a Conscious Decision to become a Professional Parasite.
    3. Find a Wealthy Host Client that you can Represent and Defraud.
    4. Gain his Confidence.
    5. Marry into the Family.
    6. Represent him in Family Litigation.
    7. Learn and Manipulate the Family Estate Plane.
    8. Get your mother in law to place your name on Real Estate deeds intended for others.
    9. Force the old man to sign the deeds under duress and threats abondment.
    10. Divide & Conquer the Siblings.
    11. Plunder his Family Fortune for personal gain.
    12. Battle the victim in Court and take his land.
    13. Have your mother in law misuse her medical power of attorney, place the victim’s father,
    your client in a rest home and issue a “No Contact Order” against your victim family member
    thereby preventing him from seeing his father before his death, exposing your scheme and
    getting the bogus deed corrected.
    14. Promote a play turning family members against their sibling brother.
    15. Form a wolf pack against the victim of your scheme by sharing some of the spoils with other
    Family members that resents or dislikes the victim to gain their cooperation.
    16. When the victim Sues you, contact his attorneys, defame him and talk, intimidate or threaten
    them into not representing the victim thereby running him out of money and him to represent
    himself and lose. Represent the wolf pack family members against the lone victim member
    and make additional money from them in you legal fees.
    17. Use your Law/Liar’s degree to draft fraudulent documents and affidavits with disingenuous
    statements for you and your co-conspirators to sign and present to the Court against the
    victim. 18. Coach them in their lying about the facts in the case.
    18. Bury the victim in legal paperwork and Motions to move the Court to disregard and/or throw
    out the victim’s evidence and proof of claim to his property.
    19. Then file a Motion for Summary Judgment with the Judge that you have known for 30
    Years to get the case thrown out of Court.
    20. Get and keep your victim’s land for yourself, and thereby prove once again that Legal Might
    Trumps Moral Right.

    Opinion of Author/Victim based upon the record, the facts, and conduct of the parties,