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He's charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, failure to render aid and reckless vehicular homicide.
This was the route Benito Fuentez took .
His boss, Rick Saxby says, "Every day he'd walk to work."
Fuentez was a groundskeeper at the Stoneybrook Golf Course in Columbia.
His son says, " He wake up 3am take his lunch and start walking to work."
Columbia police say some time after he left his apartment for the three mile walk---- a car crossed over Campbellsville Pike and hit the landscaper.
A few hours later, another driver saw his body in the ditch and called police. In this exclusive interview, Fuentez's son expresses his sadness and frustration.
Oscar Andrade says, "I just ask the person why he didn't stop? Maybe he can save my father."
The 62 year old Fuentez had 20 grandchildren.
The GM of the golf course says, "He'd bring the grand kids in here to buy them candy or snack chips. The grand kids were just gorgeous."
Columbia police say the driver crossed over the center line and hit Fuentez from behind.
Lt. Jeremy Alsup with the Columbia Police Department says, "All indications tell us Mr. Fuentez was walking on the correct side of the road facing traffic."
A resident who lives along Campbellsville Pike, Rick Primm, says,
"There's no way I'd walk up and down this road. You're taking your life in your own hands."
Back at the golf course, the manager says Fuentez left his mark in more ways than one. "He's left his fingerprints his handprints all over the golf course as far his outstanding work and he did it with such exhuberance and joy every day. It's a tragedy beyond words."
Wednesday, November 28 2012, 09:55 PM CST
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.