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Suspect in fatal explosion leaves jail

A teenager accused of bringing bombs to a party that then exploded, killing a 28-year-old man, left jail Monday night.

Judge Michael Price allowed Christapher A. Harris, 19, to leave jail on his own recognizance after appearing in Superior Court on a felony bomb charge.

 Cody J. Hathaway, 28, died after checking on a homemade explosive device that was ignited outside a home at 3110 E. Dennison-Chattaroy Road late Saturday. Investigators say the device hadn’t exploded right away, but blew up after Hathaway approached.

Harris, 19, was arrested Sunday after 19-year-old John M. Williams, a roommate of Harris’ girlfriend, said Harris had gone to work after the party and told co-workers he’d taken explosives “and a guy died.”

“Williams said at one point Harris chuckled and said, ‘Huh, I killed someone,’” according to a probable cause affidavit.

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