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Oklahoma man charged in students' death appears for hearing


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man appeared in court Friday for a preliminary hearing on murder charges for allegedly driving his pickup truck into a high school cross-country team in suburban Oklahoma City, killing three members.

Max Leroy Townsend, 57, faces three counts of second-degree murder in Cleveland County District Court for the February deaths of Yuridia Martinez, 16, Rachel Freeman, 17, and Kolby Crum, 18, in Moore. He also faces charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and leaving the scene of an accident with injury.

Five other members of the cross-country team wer...

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