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Witness issue causes delay in Hammond trial

Dejuan Hammond (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives) Dejuan Hammond (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives)
Troya Sheckles (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives) Troya Sheckles (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The third murder trial of Dejuan Hammond came to an abrupt halt when the judge ordered a delay and dismissed the jury pool because of problems with a witness. 


Prosecutors, defense attorneys and Judge Angela McCormick Bisig refuse to detail the witness problem that caused the trial to stop three days into jury selection.  


[RELATED STORY: Dismissal denied, Dejuan Hammond trial to proceed]

Hammond is accused of orchestrating the murder of Troya Sheckles on March 23, 2009. Sheckles was supposed to be a witness against Hammond's brother, Lloyd.

The next court date for Hammond was set for November 18.

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