Warsaw man pleads guilty but mentally ill to reckless homicide charge

(Photo supplied/Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)

A Warsaw man has plead “guilty but mentally ill” to a felony charge of reckless homicide in connection with a fatal 2013 crash.

64 year old Carl Burt entered the plea in Wabash Circuit Court Monday. Charges of driving while intoxicated were dropped. Formal sentencing will be on April 3rd.

Burt was behind the wheel when he was involved in a crash that killed Warsaw architect Mary Ellen Rudisel-Jordan. Burt told McCallen he had no memory of the accident.

He also claimed he was not intoxicated during the crash. A chemical test performed on Burt after the wreck showed multiple narcotic drugs in his system.

Burt faces two to eight years in prison after his plea.


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