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Third Arrest in Hit and Run

By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 18, 2007 2:45PM

2007_10_18.hampton.jpgMarcus Hampton turned himself in last night, after police charged his girlfriend and her brother in connection with the grisly hit-and-run that dismembered a 60-year-old man.

So far, Hampton has been charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, obstruction of justice and arson, but not with, say, manslaughter. Police say that the plan is to "upgrade [the charges] as the case comes to closure." Hampton should be pretty familiar with that procedure--this isn't his first brush with law enforcement. He's already on parole for armed robbery with a firearm and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. minister Hampton consulted before he turned himself in said he thinks Hampton "just panicked," and that Hampton "appeared to be a broken man." Yeah, if we'd struck and killed someone, then driven around with their dead body in the front seat until we came up with a plan to dump it, then called our pals to help us burn our car to hide the evidence (that's a police photo of the wrecked car), then been the subject of a high-profile police investigation...we'd probably look pretty broken, too. Know who else looked broken? Michael Cranston, what with his legs being severed and all.