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Bond reduced in hit and run death of 10 year old

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RICHLAND, Miss. (AP) - The 82-year-old man charged with the hit & run death of a 10-year-old boy has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and the case will go to a grand jury.

Raymond Watts' bond was reduced from $1.5 million to $400,000 during a hearing Tuesday in Richland.

Richland Assistant Police Chief Howard Holland said that if Watts bonds out, he'll be prohibited from driving and must stay within Rankin and Hinds counties.

Watts is charged with manslaughter and fleeing the scene. Authorities say his vehicle struck Richland Upper Elementary student Allen Lutrick when the boy was trying to board a school bus Nov. 1.

Watts surrendered to authorities the next day, hours before Lutrick died.

Watts' attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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