News

Actions

Three facing homicide charges in death of West Yellowstone boy

Posted: 6:30 AM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 14:55:52-05
Three facing homicide charge in death of West Yellowstone boy

Three people were arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of a 12-year-old boy outside of West Yellowstone.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Sasser Jr., Patricia Batts, and a juvenile boy (uncle of the victim) for the offense of Deliberate Homicide. The charges are in reference to the death of James Alex Hurley, 12, outside of West Yellowstone, on or about February 3, 2020.

victim.jpg

Photo of James Hurley courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff's Office.

The three are expected to be seen Thursday morning in Gallatin County Justice Court. KBZK will have a reporter at court and will update this story as more information becomes available.

Three facing homicide charge in death of West Yellowstone boy