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Judge declines sentence reduction for Cody man who killed woman and helped kill her parents

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CODY, Wyoming — A Cody man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and helping to kill her parents will remain locked up after a judge declined to change his prison sentence so he will be eligible for parole.

The Cody Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1srq6qB ) District Judge Steven Cranfill rejected Stephen Hammer's request Wednesday, saying the sentence is reasonable under the circumstances.

Hammer was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences in the March 2013 shooting deaths of 40-year-old Ildiko Freitas and her parents, 70-year-old Hildegard and 69-year-old Janos Volgyesi. One of the sentences included no possibility of parole.

Hammer and Tanner VanPelt pleaded guilty to the killings in agreements with prosecutors.

The Powell Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1qh23cj) Hammer argued he's haunted by what he did, but "one action does not define who I am or who I'm going to be."

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