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Driver murder charge in buggy crash sent to grand jury

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -

A defense attorney says a murder charge isn't warranted for a truck driver who crashed into an Amish buggy in western Kentucky killing a toddler.

Attorney Rick Boling represents 52-year-old Mark Bohms of Robinson, Ill., who is also charged with driving under the influence. Boling says Hopkinsville police acted too hastily in charging his client and argued that the charge should be reduced, according to the Kentucky New Era.

But Christian District Judge Arnold Lynch ruled there was enough evidence presented during Monday's hearing to send the case to a grand jury on the murder charge.

Bohms was behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer on July 9 when he came up on the buggy as he crested a hill. He says he attempted to change lanes, but couldn't avoid the crash.

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Information from: Kentucky New Era

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