Security expected to be tight for murder trial

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) - Security is expected to be tighter this week at the Garvin County Courthouse as a trial of a man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend's ex-husband, cutting up his body and stuffing the remains into cement-filled buckets gets underway.

Thirty-two-year-old Justin Hammer has been charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 7, 2012, death of 32-year-old Brandon Duran.

Jury selection is expected to start Monday.

The Pauls Valley Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1r0RakG ) that Sheriff Larry Rhodes announced extra security measures for the trial, including additional deputies being positioned throughout the courthouse and inside the courtroom during the trial.

The trial could last up to three weeks.

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