17-year-old girl present when fatal shot fired in Jasper, Tenn.

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JASPER, Tenn. -- A 17-year-old girl was sitting between the shooter and victim when the fatal shot was fired into Kenneth Hudson's head last week.

The girl, one of two witnesses who testified Wednesday in a preliminary hearing on the Feb. 7 slaying, said she was sitting between Hudson and shooting suspect Jarrod Pickett, 26, in Hudson's pickup truck.

After Hudson was shot, his body was shoved out of the truck onto the side of Old Shellmound Road in Marion County. The body was found by a mail carrier.

Pickett is charged with criminal homicide in the 50-year-old Hudson's death and remains in custody on a $150,000 bond set Wednesday by General Sessions Judge Mark Raines.

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