Man charged with killing two teens doesn’t want hearing
The case against Anthony Miguel Bishop is headed to grand jury.
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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