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Former Butte man charged with deliberate homicide pleads not guilty

By Jacqueline Gedeon, KTVM Butte Reporter, jgedeon@ktvm.com
Published On: Mar 27 2014 05:55:30 PM MDT
Updated On: Mar 27 2014 06:41:02 PM MDT
Former Butte man charged with deliberate homicide pleads not guilty
BUTTE, Mont. -

A former Butte man pleaded not guilty to charges he killed his father more than 5 years ago.

Prosecutors allege 24-year-old Adam Hatfield beat his father, 49-year-old Matt Hatfield, to death with with a baseball bat in 2008.

Authorities say Hatfield's skull was found near a campground north of Butte.

Police arrested Adam Hatfield in South Dakota in February after authorities say they were able to build enough evidence to charge him.