Guilty plea in death of N/H/L crew member

Posted by Iannucci | 4/30/2009 | 6 comments »
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It's been nearly a year since Newman Haas Lanigan mechanic Davey Evans died after being kicked in the head during a bar fight, but today comes word that this guy - 30-year-old James P Brackin - has pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and is tentatively scheduled to be sentenced on Carb Day.

An Indianapolis man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of an IndyCar Series crew member who suffered a stroke after a bar fight.

James P. Brackin, 30, entered his guilty plea Tuesday in Marion Superior Court; he faces six to 20 years in prison at sentencing next month.

On May 4, before last year's Indianapolis 500, Brackin attacked David "Davey" Evans, 63, outside a bar in the 5800 block of Rockville Road after the two had argued inside over Brackin's girlfriend.

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Ironically, for the next 6-20 years he'll have a completely different kind of girlfriend.

(Thanks to IndyTrackside for first noting this story.)


  1. Anonymous // April 30, 2009 1:47 PM  

    What the hell is Newman Haas Flannigan racing. On a more serious note, it is good to see justice dealt.

  2. Sarah Fan // April 30, 2009 3:01 PM  

    I'm rooting for the 20 end of the 6-20.

  3. AZZO45 // April 30, 2009 5:27 PM  

    I'm hoping this bar-room tough guy has PLENTY of new girl friends in prison!!! I know jail is suppose to be about rehabilitation....

    ... but it also deals out some karma PAYBACK!!!

  4. The American Mutt // April 30, 2009 7:34 PM  


    Since when is our penal system about rehabilitation?

  5. AZZO45 // April 30, 2009 8:39 PM  


    I did say SUPPOSE to be my man!!!

  6. Anonymous // May 21, 2009 3:11 PM  

    hey shit fuck james brackin is a good guy and hes getin 3 1/2 its already decided