Charges dropped in hot tub death

Posted: November 30, 2017 at 1:07 a.m.
Updated: November 30, 2017 at 1:07 a.m.

James Bates

A judge dismissed charges Wednesday against a man in a murder case capturing national headlines when prosecutors got information from an Amazon Echo device.

Charges

James Bates faced 10 to 40 years or life imprisonment if convicted of first-degree murder, and up to six years if convicted of the tampering charge.

Source: Staff report

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