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Hearing continued for teen charged in Hamilton fatal shooting

A preliminary hearing for a teen accused in the fatal shooting of a Hamilton boy did not happen as scheduled Friday.

Miquan Hubbard, 18, was arraigned last week in Hamilton Municipal Court for murder in last week’s shooting of 13-year-old Jaraius Gilbert Jr.

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Hubbard’s case was not called Friday, and the hearing was continued to 1 p.m. Monday, according to court records.

Hamilton police arrested Hubbard on Saturday and booked him into the Butler County Jail for the slaying of Gilbert, a Wilson Middle School student.

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Gilbert was shot and killed at about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at an apartment complex in the 800 block of Front Street, police said.

The boy died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office. His death has been ruled a homicide.

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As a juvenile, Hubbard had contact with the court system, including a stay at the Butler County Detention Center, according to court records.

In August 2014, Hubbard was placed on probation, ordered to complete 12 hours of community service and stay away from Walgreens for a conviction of complicity to theft.

In August 2015, Hubbard was convicted of assault on a police officer, inciting violence and obstructing official business. He served 41 days in the juvenile detention center and was then placed in the juvenile rehabilitation center for five months. In addition, he was given a fine, ordered to write a letter of apology and placed on intensive probation.

Last year, Hubbard was twice charged with having no driver’s license.

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Butler County dispatchers received multiple calls the night of Aug. 29 reporting the shooting that also wounded another young man.

The second victim — Datorion Marcus Burns, 19, of Hamilton — suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to Hamilton police. Burns was take to an area hospital for treatment and was expected to survive.

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