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      Suspect in child's murder to face new charges

      Scottie Willet is facing additional charges and a revocation of his bail in the murder of 6-year-old Dayne Hathman.

      UPDATE

      Callaway County Prosecutor Chris Wilson filed a motion in court Friday afternoon asking that bail be denied for Scottie Willet, 23.

      The judge granted that request.

      Willet appeared at the Callaway County Courthouse through a live video feed. He now faces 5 charges, first degree murder, armed criminal action, receiving stolen property, first-degree tampering, and tampering with physical evidence. Court documents indicate the charges are related to events during and after the murder of 6-year-old Dayne Hathman. Documents indicate Willet hid spent shell casings in a drawer, attempted to wash blood from the body in a bathtub, and concealed the body in a container.

      A parole officer interviewed Willet at the Callaway County Jail. Court documents indicate Willet told the parole officer he would flee and not appear in court if he was bonded out of jail. Willet said, ??I got places to hide??.

      Court documents indicate before officers found Hathman??s body in his home, Willet stole his mother??s car. Pettis County deputies later found Willet in the car in Sedalia. A judge denied Willet bail because she considers him a public safety risk. Court documents also indicate someone called the Callaway Jail asking about the bonding process for Willet.

      Prosecutor Chris Wilson did not want to comment.

      ORIGINAL STORY

      Callaway County Prosecutor Chris Wilson filed a motion in court this afternoon asking that bail be denied for Scottie Willet. The judge granted that request.

      Willet is accused of murder in the shooting death of a six-year-old rural Fulton boy, now faces more charges.

      According to an amended complaint, Willet is now charged with five counts: First degree murder, armed criminal action, receiving stolen property, first-degree tampering, and tampering with physical evidence.

      Court documents indicate the charges are related to events that occurred during and after the murder on Aug. 28. Documents indicate Willet hid spent shell casings in a drawer, attempted to wash blood from the body in a bathtub, and concealed the body in a container.

      The amended complaint states that before the boy's body was discovered, Willet stole a car from Ladaynea Simpson, the mother of Dayne Hathman. He was later caught in Sedalia in possession of the car.

      At the hearing, prosecutors will also seek to revoke the bond for Willet, which stands at $1 million cash only. Wilson says he is taking this measure because the Callaway County jail has received calls asking about the bonding process for Willet.

      Wilson also says that Willet has told a representative of the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole that he would flee if bonded out and not appear in court. He told the representative, "I got places I can hide."