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UPDATE: Teen charged in baseball bat attack headed to trial

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MADISON (WKOW) -- An 18-year old Mount Horeb man faces trial for what authorities say was his fatal, baseball bat attack on an acquaintance.

Koalton Peterson appeared in Dane County Court Tuesday where he waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial.

The court entered a not guilty plea for Peterson on a charge of reckless homicide.

Authorities say Peterson fatally attacked 20-year old Ryan Smith after Smith threatened Peterson, when a marijuana deal between the two men fell through.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A teenager accused of the beating death in Mt. Horeb has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

Koalton Peterson, 18, is charged with First Degree Reckless Homicide. Police say he beat Ryan Smith, 20, with a baseball ball. Smith died later at the hospital.

The criminal complaint shows Peterson and Smith were texting each other about a marijuana deal, but it fell through. The two later met up in Mt. Horeb where the attack happened.

 

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