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Date set for Dejuan Hammond trial

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Troya Sheckles (Source: Family photo) Troya Sheckles (Source: Family photo)
The murder scene in Shelby Park. The murder scene in Shelby Park.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A new trial date has been set for a man accused of orchestrating the killing of a key witness against his brother.

Dejuan Hammond will stand trial August 26.

On June 20, Judge Angela McCormick Bisig denied the defense request to drop the murder charges against Hammond  after a mistrial two months ago.

Hammond is accused of orchestrating the March 23, 2009 murder of Troya Sheckles who was scheduled to testify in the murder case against Lloyd Hammond. Sheckles was shot to death while sitting in Shelby Park.

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