Alex Hurley

James Alex Hurley

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Three people have been arrested in connection to the death of a 12-year-old boy outside of West Yellowstone.

James Sasser Jr., Patricia Batts and a boy are charged with deliberate homicide in the death of James Alex Hurley, according to a Gallatin County Sheriff’s news release.

The three are scheduled to be seen in Gallatin County Justice Court on Thursday.

The release said that Hurley died on or about Feb. 3. No other details were immediately available.

Sasser, Batts and the boy were arrested Wednesday.

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