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Teen Charged In Fatal Crash

Posted by WCBI News Director | July 25, 2012 / 08:03am | Local News
COMO, Miss. (AP) - A Tate County teenager has been charged with murder after a fatal hit-and-run accident.
    
Panola County District Attorney John Champion tells The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/OhqPdv ) a 17-year-old from Senatobia has been charged in the death of 61-year-old John Butts.
   
Officials say Butts was taking his daily morning walk along Miss. 310, near his Como, Miss. home Sunday when he was struck and killed by a car that fled the scene.
   
A tip led authorities to the 17-year-old.
   
The teen made his first court appearance in Panola County Justice Court Tuesday. His bond was set at $300,000. He remains in the Panola County jail.
   
 
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