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ECU student indicted on murder charges after hitting, killing marine

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Jackson Davies (Source: WPD) Jackson Davies (Source: WPD)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A teenager charged with hitting and killing a Camp Lejeune marine with his car has been indicted on murder charges, according to WITN.

A New Hanover County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Jackson Davies, an ECU Student from Apex, with second-degree murder and felony death by motor vehicle, according to the Wilmington Star News.

Davies was originally charged with felony death by motor vehicle and impaired driving in the death of 22-year-old Cory Reese in February, according to WITN.

Police say Reese was on Rose Avenue in Wilmington, near the campus of UNC Wilmington, when Davies hit Reese with his vehicle.

The car hit a tree and a utility pole, and as a result, Davies was hospitalized at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was charged after being released from the hospital and was booked under a $50,000 bond.

Police say he posted bond and was released.

Authorities said in court that an altercation between the two had taken place at a party prior to the incident.

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