published Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Grand jury indicts Apison man in November fatal shooting

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    Nathan Lalone, 20, has been indicted on murder charges in the shooting death of Christian Sosa.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Hamilton County local grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Apison man on murder charges in connection with a November shooting death.

Nathan Bernard Lalone, 20, faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the shooting death of Christian Sosa, 19.

Witness testimony in a December 13 hearing claimed Lalone fired 10 to 15 .40-caliber rounds into the car where Sosa and his girlfriend, Meghan Bennett were sitting.

Sosa died after being struck, Bennett did not have life-threatening injuries.

A reluctant 16-year-old witness testified in the December hearing that Lalone said he'd shot Sosa in the head shortly after the incident, which took place on Nov. 16, 2011 in Apison.

For more, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.

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Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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