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Hetherington pleads not guilty to killing 8-year-old girl in hit and run in Cape Coral

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Posted at 1:42 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 13:42:38-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- We're learning the man accused of killing 8-year-old Layla Aiken in a hit-and-run crash has pleaded not guilty.

This is according to documents filed by Logan Hetherington's lawyers in Lee County court.

RELATED: 8-year-old killed in hit and run crash in NE Cape Coral

The 19-year-old is facing several charges, including leaving the scene of a crash with a fatality, vehicular homicide, and possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

He was released from jail Friday after his family paid a $131,000 bond.

Aiken was hit and killed by a truck as she sat on the ground at her school bus stop in Cape Coral in March.

Cape Coral Police say Hetherington was the driver of that truck.