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Man charged with killing two teens doesn’t want hearing

The case against Anthony Miguel Bishop is headed to grand jury.
Anthony Miguel Bishop, charged with two counts of murder.
Anthony Miguel Bishop, charged with two counts of murder.(Houston County, AL Jail)
Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 6:36 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -A hearing scheduled for a man charged with killing two Coffee County teens in a traffic accident has been canceled. 55-year old Anthony Miguel Bishop had been scheduled for court Friday.

Investigators say Bishop, while under the influence of alcohol, drove his pickup truck into the rear of a car carrying four students. Two of them, 15-year old Paula Perdue and 17-year old A.J. Riley, died.

The preliminary hearing would have allowed a judge to decide if evidence is sufficient to send Bishop's charges to a Houston County grand jury. Because he waived that hearing, the case will automatically be forwarded there.

The collision happened on July 6 in the Wicksburg community, about 8 miles west of Dothan.

DUI charges against Bishop were dropped at the request of prosecutors who chose to pursue more serious murder charges.

Bishop is free on bond.

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