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02/08/05

Trial Continues in Deadly Purse Snatching

The trial continued today for a man accused of killing an elderly woman during a purse snatching. Today prosecutors began presenting their case against Akeem Hunter.

Hunter is accused of snatching 79-year-old Sarah Price's purse in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot in Sandfly two years ago. Police say Hunter and another man, Jermaine Wright, drove by her, grabbed her purse and knocked her down.

Price died a few days later from head injuries.

Hunter is expected to take the stand in his own defense tomorrow. He's facing life in prison.

They have not yet set a trial date for Wright.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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