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Three facing homicide charges in death of West Yellowstone boy

Posted at 6:30 AM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 14:55:52-05

WEST YELLOWSTONE — Three people were arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of a 12-year-old boy outside of West Yellowstone.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Sasser Jr., Patricia Batts, and a juvenile boy (uncle of the victim) for the offense of Deliberate Homicide. The charges are in reference to the death of James Alex Hurley, 12, outside of West Yellowstone, on or about February 3, 2020.

The three are expected to be seen Thursday morning in Gallatin County Justice Court. KBZK will have a reporter at court and will update this story as more information becomes available.

Three facing homicide charge in death of West Yellowstone boy