Former Butte man charged with deliberate homicide pleads not guilty


BUTTE, Mont. - A former Butte man pleaded not guilty to charges he killed his father more than 5 years ago.

Prosecutors allege 24-year-old Adam Hatfield beat his father, 49-year-old Matt Hatfield, to death with with a baseball bat in 2008.

Authorities say Hatfield's skull was found near a campground north of Butte.

Police arrested Adam Hatfield in South Dakota in February after authorities say they were able to build enough evidence to charge him.

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