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Oct 12, 2012 11:33 AM by AP

Man booked in death of boy, 6

WATSON, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies say a driver who ran over a 6-year-old neighbor boy in Watson last month has been booked with negligent homicide.

Deputies tell The Advocate 32-year-old Brad Welch, of Watson, was talking on his cellphone at the time of the accident and did not see Tyler Myers riding a scooter on a sidewalk that crosses Welch's driveway.

Welch was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center Wednesday and later released on $25,000 bail.

It was unclear whether Welch has an attorney.

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