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Brother of hit and run victim, Scotty Ford, speaks out

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Mitch Ford, whose brother, Scotty Ford was run over and killed after a bar fight, is speaking out. His family is upset that the defendant was granted bond and is out of jail.

First came the phone call July 22. "I got a phone call at 3 a.m. from a police officer telling us to come down to the hospital." An argument over a girl, then a fight lead to Scotty Ford being run over in the parking lot of Target. He died a short time later.

Mitch recalls his brother with fond memories. "He was amazing. He was the best friend, most loyal person I've ever met . A hard worker."

His life was ended after Ford and Jeycob England had a confrontation at a nightclub, then a fight in the parking lot of Target. Ford says his family is outraged that England is out on bond after a judge initially denied bond.

"We are outraged. I mean you don't, when something like this happens you just pray the justice system does what it is supposed to do. When someone admits to killing your brother, you figure they are going to take care of it. But it just feels like, I don't know, it's not working."

England was granted a $100,000 dollar bond and house arrest after his attorney took the case to special Circuit Judge Breland Hilburn. Mitch says his family and the investigating officer Jackson Detective Eric Smith were not notified about the new bond hearing.

Ford recalled a phone call to the detective and him replying. "I don't know why they didn't question me. I don't know why the family wasn't informed. But his lawyer somehow got in front of another judge two days later and got him to override the other two judges and let him out."

Meanwhile, Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith has protested Hilburn's decision. The DA has filed an objection. England is facing murder charges in the death of the Utah native.

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