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Witness listed as dead is arrested on suspicion of child molestation

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Hugh Lonnie Breazeale Hugh Lonnie Breazeale

CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- A year after charges were dropped in a two-decade old murder trial, the witness prosecutors thought was dead has turned up in a North Georgia jail.

Hugh Breazeale is accused of molesting three underage girls.

Breazeale was supposed to testify against Dale Higenbottom in an infant murder case. Breazeale is the father of the child.

Prosecutors dismissed charges against Higenbottom last year, saying their witness had died and there was insufficient evidence.

The prosecutors office told our partners at the Times Free Press, they can't explain how they misidentified Breazeale as deceased.

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