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Region 8 man has murder trial set

Kurion Hughes Jr.  (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Kurion Hughes Jr. (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man charged with first degree murder had his trial date set in an Osceola court.

According to the Osceola Circuit Court's Office, Kurion Hughes Junior's trial is set to begin March 14. Hughes is charged in the shooting death of 46-year-old Debbie Ann Hooks.

Police say Hughes was riding around town with some friends when they stopped to pick up Hooks. Witnesses told police that when Hooks got into the car, Hughes turned around and shot her in the face.

The witnesses told police that Hooks was able to get out of the car, and went to a nearby home and called an ambulance. She later died at the Med in Memphis.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you any updates as soon as they become available.

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