Ky Supreme Court Reverses Three Murde...

Ky Supreme Court Reverses Three Murder Convictions

There are 1 comment on the WKJK-AM Louisville story from May 24, 2012, titled Ky Supreme Court Reverses Three Murder Convictions. In it, WKJK-AM Louisville reports that:

The high court's ruling means prosecutors will have to retry 26-year-old Lloyd W. Hammond in separate cases for the June 2006 deaths of William Sawyers, Terell Cherry, and Kerry Williams.

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#1 May 24, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky.-- The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Louisville man convicted of three murders after finding that the cases should have been split and testimony was improperly allowed at the trial.

The high court's ruling means prosecutors will have to retry 26-year-old Lloyd W. Hammond in separate cases for the June 2006 deaths of William Sawyers, Terell Cherry, and Kerry Williams.


Prosecutors had sought the death penalty, but jurors recommended life in prison after deliberations.


Writing for the court, Justice Daniel Venters ruled that a judge improperly allowed prosecutors to present all three deaths during the same trial. Venters also found that the written statement of a dead witness wasn't properly verified before being presented at trial.

Hammond’s brother, Dejuan Hammond, and another man, 19-year old Steven Pettway, are currently charged with murder for allegedly killing Troya Sheckles. Sheckles was killed just weeks after she had appeared in court and promised a judge that she would testify against Lloyd Hammond.

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