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Judge denies camera request for murder trial

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By Ben Bomberger, Reporter

INDEPENDENCE — Cameras will not be allowed during court proceedings for a man charged with three counts of capital murder in Grayson County.

Roanoke television station WDBJ 7 filed a motion in Grayson County District Court last month requesting permission to cover Frederick P. Hammer’s hearings and trial with video cameras.

Hammer, 48, was arrested Jan. 26 in connection with the shooting deaths two days earlier of Ronald Hudler, 74, of Mouth of Wilson; his son, Fred Hudler, 45; and tree farm worker John Miller Jr., 25.


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