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Matthews pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide in death of Elizabeth Shingles

Leo Marvin Matthews IV, accused in the death of 18-year-old Elizabeth Shingles, pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide this morning in Columbus Recorder's Court.

He was given a $20,000 bond and the case was bound over to Superior Court.

Anthony Shingles, the brother of the victim, got emotional during the hearing and tried to charge the accused. He was held back by law enforcement officers.

"We didn't mean for that to happen," said Melba Shingles, the mother of the victim. "He knows that's the one who killed his sister."

Matthews was given $1,000 bond each on two counts of DUI, $2,500 each on two counts of driving with a suspended license, $1,000 each on two counts of driving with no proof of insurance, $1,000 each on two counts of reckless driving, $1,000 each on two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, $1,000 each on two counts of failure to report an accident and $1,500 each on two counts of failure to perform duty upon striking a fixed object.

Police say Matthews was behind the wheel of a vehicle which jumped a curb Monday evening and struck Shingles, who was sitting on the front porch of her Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd apartment. She died at The Medical Center early Tuesday morning.

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