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Wed., 4:04pm: UPDATE Rally held during Hatch pretrial

December 19, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |

WARREN -- The mother of murder victim Marco Dukes says she will not go away.

Darlene Dukes and a contingent of about 15 family members and supporters marched around the Trumbull County Courthouse demanding justice for her 32-year-old son, who was murdered in a shootout on Elm Court N.E. Nov. 11.

One of the two men charged in the killing, Dale A. Hatch, 25, of Detroit, was to have a pretrial hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt McKay. The hearing was held but Hatch remained in the Trumbull County Jail instead of taking the walk across High Street to the courthouse.

The hearing was held in McKay's chambers and another hearing date of 1 p.m. Jan. 16 was set. Hatch was also served with a superceding indictment because the original indictment had a typo, said assistant prosecutor Chris Becker.

Outside the courthouse, Darlene Dukes said she had asked the city for a permit to hold a rally in support of her son but was denied, so she decided to march.

``I came down here today to stand for my son,'' Darlene Dukes said.



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