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Hammer defense requests paint analysis, special litigator

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By April Wright, Reporter

INDEPENDENCE — The defense team for Frederick Phillip Hammer — charged with the shooting deaths of Ronald Hudler, his son Frederick Hudler and a Hudler farm worker John Steven Miller — asked Judge Brett Geisler during a motions hearing on Wednesday to allow for extra analysis of a paint chip and a litigator to rebut allegations that Hammer would be a danger in the future.

Defense Attorney Robert Finch said he would like to send a paint chip to Microtrace LLC in New York for thorough testing.


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