Jury selection set for Oklahoma man in fatal shooting

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 30, 2014

PAULS VALLEY — Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the first-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma man charged with shooting his girlfriend’s ex-husband to death, cutting up his body and stuffing the remains into cement-filled buckets.

Jury selection begins Monday in Garvin County District Court for 32-year-old Justin Hammer. Hammer is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 7, 2012, shooting death of 32-year-old Brandon Duran.

Hammer faces life in prison with or without parole if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors allege Hammer shot Duran and then panicked, cutting up the body and placing the body parts in cement-filled buckets that were recovered in a pond on Hammer’s property in rural Elmore City, about 65 miles south of Oklahoma City.


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