Judge denies special prosecutor request in Boy Scout death trial

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A judge has denied the request for a special prosecutor in the case against a man accused of driving drunk and killing a Boy Scout.

Andrew McMorris, 12, was hiking in Manorville with his troop when police say Thomas Murphy hit and killed him while drunk.

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Murphy is charged with vehicular manslaughter.
           
His trial is slated to start next week.

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