Hammond's attorneys ask judge to throw out case

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by Timothy O'Rourke

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The trial for the man accused of killing a woman in broad daylight in a Louisville park is set for next month but, today the attorneys for Dejuan Hammond asked a judge to throw out the case.

 Hammond’s lawyers are continuing to claim that prosecutors are still withholding dozens of pieces of key evidence. Prosecutors have admitted they failed to provide some evidence early in the case.  However, Thursday the Commonwealth's Attorney’s Office said the defense already has ten of the items they claim have been withheld from them.

 Hammond is accused of killing Troya Sheckles in 2009.  She was set to testify against his brother in a different murder case. A judge will hold a hearing on the motion to dismiss Hammond's trial later this month.

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