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‘My son needs a voice’ – Family of man killed in hit-and-run last year attends defendant’s court hearings in Guntersville

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A man accused of leaving the scene of a deadly accident was set to be in court Wednesday, but the hearing was continued. The victim's family came, however, and family members say this is the start of a long string, until it's over.

Courtroom one at the Marshall County Courthouse was bustling with activity early Wednesday morning. Outside though, a group of people from across Marshall County stood near the doors in the morning sun. They came together for one reason.

"There was evidently a motorcycle accident... LeeAnn fell off the motorcycle and my son was seeing about her, and a truck ran over them. Killed my son and critically injured LeeAnn, and he left the scene," Debra Green says.

Her son is Shane Dodd, who was killed in the crash. LeeAnn Ashley was injured. "I'm recovering, but I won't ever be like I was before," Ashley says.

This happened last year in June on Wyeth Drive in Guntersville.

Officials arrested Jason Dunn and he's now facing multiple charges. Dunn was scheduled to be in court on Wednesday,  but it was continued.

Green says they'll keep coming back as Dunn's court proceedings progress.

"He needs to pay for what he did, to her and to my son," Green says, "My son needs a voice. He don't have one now."