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Dismissal denied, Dejuan Hammond trial to proceed

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson Circuit Court judge has denied another request to dismiss the murder case against Dejuan Hammond.

Hammond is charged with the March 23, 2009 murder of Troya Sheckles as she sat in Shelby Park. Sheckles was a witness for the Commonwealth in a murder case against Lloyd Hammond, the brother of Dejuan Hammond.

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Dejuan Hammond's attorney has asked for the dismissal because it was learned the prosecutors had not turned over evidence to defense attorneys. Judge Angela McCormick Bisig declared a mistrial in April after the discovery of the evidence.

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Tom Van De Rostyne, the original prosecutor in the case, said information was left off a police report that excluded a witness interview in the Lloyd Hammond case.

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In May 2013, Steven Pettway was found guilty of Sheckles' murder and of intimidating a witness. He is serving 50 years in prison.

A motion hour in the case is set before Judge Bisig on Monday, July 21. The trial is set to begin in mid August.

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