Preliminary hearing rescheduled following student's death

Hunter Newman | Photo: Lee County Jail

Charges could be changed due to the fact the child later passed away from his injuries.

Posted: Nov 8, 2018 12:26 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The preliminary hearing for a Marietta man accused of hitting a student at a bus stop has been rescheduled.

Lee County Attorney James Moore says the hearing for Hunter Newman, 22, has been rescheduled for November 29 at 1:30 p.m. in Justice Court.

This was agreed upon by the prosecution and the defense.

Newman is charged with aggravated assault for the death of Dalen Thomas, 9.

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According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Thomas was struck by Newman’s vehicle as the child was getting on a school bus on October 31.

Charges could be changed due to the fact the child later passed away from his injuries.

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