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Arrest made In hit-and-run death of Florida 8-year-old, suspect has posted bond

Posted at 3:20 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 15:22:30-04

UPDATE (2:10PM): Hetherington has been released from jail in Lee County. He was picked up at 2:04 p.m. Friday.

He made no comment to reporters as he left.

Raw video: Logan Hetherington leaves jail after being charged in girl's death

UPDATE (1 PM): Hetherington has posted bond and is preparing to leave the Lee County Corrections Facility.

Records show he was released at 12:53 p.m. Friday and has been seen waiting to be picked up.

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UPDATE: Hetherington made a first appearance in court Friday, where a judge set his bond for a total of $133,000. ($100,000 for homicide, $30,000 for hit and run, and $1,500 each for marijuana and paraphernalia possession.)

His next court date is on June 24th.

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Logan Hetherington first appearance on May 24, 2019.

(Original story below)


CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police held a press conference Thursday to announce long-awaited results in the death of an 8-year-old girl at a school bus stop.

8-year-old Layla Aiken died in a hit and run crash in March .

Cape Coral Police say Logan Hetherington, 19, has been arrested and is responsible for the death of Layla. An investigation revealed Hetherington was on his way into work when he fatally hit Layla.

Layla’s death sparked debate about how safe our roads are for our children. Lights for Layla was created to provide lights and benches for children at bus stops and multiple town hall meetings have been held to discuss safety options.

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Layla Aiken

Several in-depth investigative techniques were utilized before a warrant request was filed with the State Attorney’s Office; such as, DNA testing, search warrants on electronic devices, witness interviews, and surveillance footage review. Several video surveillance cameras assisted with the investigation.

Based on the totality of the investigation, probable cause was developed on Hetherington with four charges: Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash with a Fatality, Vehicular Homicide, Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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