Man Who Killed 4 in 1999 DUI Case Convicted Again

Walter J. Depner pleaded guilty on Monday to being drunk in February 2013

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014  |  Updated 11:55 AM CDT
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Man Who Killed 4 in 1999 DUI Case Convicted Again

A suburban Chicago man who killed four people in a 1999 drunk-driving crash has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol on the same road last year.

Prosecutors will argue that 62-year-old Walter J. Depner of Mount Prospect should receive the maximum 10 years in prison when he returns to court on Aug. 29 for sentencing on a charge of aggravated DUI.

Depner pleaded guilty on Monday to being drunk in February 2013 when his truck struck a snowbank along Route 120 in McHenry County.

In 1999, Depner was drunk when his minivan slammed into a vehicle on the same road. A woman and her three children died. Depner was convicted of reckless homicide and spent eight years in prison.

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