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Grand jury clears teen in wildlife officer's death

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FULTON, Miss. (AP) - An Itawamba County Grand Jury has exonerated a 19-year-old man of any criminal wrongdoing in the death of a Mississippi wildlife officer.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1nxr5nG ) reported Wednesday that the panel's decision regarding Charles "Cody" Weaver effectively deems Sgt. John Collum's death an accident. The newspaper says Weaver faces no further criminal charges.

Weaver, of Fulton, was initially charged with negligent homicide after his car struck and killed Collum on John Rankin Highway at about 10 p.m. on May 9.

Collum, a 15-year veteran of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, was investigating a report of a suspicious person when he was killed.

Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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