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Dejuan Hammond reindicted

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The scene in Shelby Park after the murder of Sheckles. The scene in Shelby Park after the murder of Sheckles.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The man charged with the 2009 murder of a Louisville woman who was a witness in another murder case has been reindicted in her death.

According to The Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Dejuan Earl Hammond, 34, was reindicted on the same charges that were dismissed just before his trial was set to begin in October 2013.

Hammond is charged with complicity to murder, complicity retaliation against a participant in a legal process, complicity to intimidating a witnesses in a legal process and complicity to unlawfully provide or permit a minor to possess a handgun.

The charges against Hammond stem from the March 23, 2009 murder of Troya Sheckles. She was gunned down in Shelby Park before she could testify in the trial of Lloyd Hammond, 28, the brother of Dejuan Hammond. Lloyd Hammond is accused of killing Sheckles' boyfriend.

One person is already serving time for the murder of Sheckles. In May 2013 Steven Pettway was found guilty of murder and intimidating a participant in the legal process. Pettway was sentenced to 50 years in state prison.

Dejuan Hammond is still being held on unrelated charges. 

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