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Adam Hatfield Appears in Court

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A 24-year-old man accused of murdering his father made his initial appearance in Butte-Silver Bow County Justice Court Monday afternoon.

Late last week, 24-year-old Adam Hatfield was extradited back to Butte from Hot Springs, South Dakota.

The former Butte resident made his initial appearance in justice court, where he was officially charged with deliberate homicide.

Court documents say the 24-year-old knowingly caused the death of his father, Matthew Hatfield, in late 2008 with the use of a weapon.

Since the incident, Butte police investigated the disappearance of Matt Hatfield, who had been living with Adam taking care of Matt's mother.

It wasn't until last month that new forensic evidence found matt was dead and that Adam was allegedly his father's killer.

Shortly after the discovery, Adam was arrested in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

He is being held on $500,000 bond, and will have a preliminary hearing on April 10.

If convicted, Hatfield faces up to 100 years in prison.

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