Arrest made in racing death of Georgia athlete in Alabama

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PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) – Police say an Alabama man is charged with murder in the death of a Columbus State University basketball player who was killed during what authorities describe as an illegal drag race on Christmas Eve.

News outlets report that 31-year-old James Demarcius Paige of Hurtsboro surrendered to authorities after being charged in the death of 25-year-old Anthony Kentrell Moore.

Police responding to a complaint about drag racing on Dec. 24 found Moore’s body on the grassy shoulder of a road. Investigators determined that Moore was killed during a street racing incident when he was struck by a vehicle.

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1/4/2022 4:14:34 PM (GMT -6:00)

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