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Driver charged in jogger’s hit-and-run death arraigned

August 19, 2019

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts driver charged with striking and killing a jogger and then leaving the scene has been held on $250,000 bail.

A not guilty plea to a charge of leaving the scene of a crash causing death was entered on behalf of 39-year-old Shane Newman at his arraignment Monday.

Prosecutors say Newman struck 51-year-old Daniel DeLima, of Millbury, in Sutton at about 6:30 a.m. last Wednesday, and then drove away.

Newman was traced through debris left at the scene that investigators determined came from a white Cadillac SRX. Only two such vehicles are registered in Sutton.

Prosecutors say Newman attempted to have the vehicle repaired out of state.

An attorney for Newman, who appeared to be choking back tears at his arraignment, said his client is “emotionally distraught.”

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