Defendants waive preliminary hearing in Wyoming slaying

2013-04-10T16:38:00Z 2014-09-18T06:46:07Z Defendants waive preliminary hearing in Wyoming slayingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 10, 2013 4:38 pm  • 

CODY — Two teenagers charged in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border have waived their right to a preliminary hearing in circuit court.

With the action Wednesday, the case against the defendants, 19-year-old Stephen Hammer and 18-year-old Tanner Vanpelt, now moves to Park County District Court.

Park County prosecutors charge the teens shot and killed Ildiko Freitas and her parents, Janos and Hildegard Volgyesi, at a residence in the small community of Clark, Wyo., on March 2.

Prosecutors say the teenagers wanted to take Freitas' Audi sport-utility vehicle to drive to Denver to sell stolen handguns. Police say the teenagers shot and killed Freitas and her parents after Freitas argued against giving them her vehicle.

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