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Smith County official's son pleads guilty to negligent homicide

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:22am

A Smith County man has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and failure to stop and render aid in connection with a fatal accident in December of last year. Jared Stinecipher, 26, pleaded guilty yesterday in Tyler’s 7th State District Court.

Stinecipher’s pickup and a car driven by Arthur Dewayne Murphey, 50, collided at the intersection of Farm Roads 2767 and 757. Murphey later died at a Tyler hospital. Stinecipher, who fled the scene, was later arrested after the hit-and-run for parole revocation. He was indicted in the fatal accident this past July. He is the son of Smith County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Mark Stinecipher.

He is scheduled to be sentenced December 7th by State District Judge Kerry Russell.

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