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Hannah Bender case was first time jurors dismissed for COVID mid-trial, court officials say
Austin Stryker
Attorneys for Austin Stryker, seated, confer Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in Dawson County Superior Court during the man's murder trial. Stryker is on trial in the death of Hannah Bender of Lumpkin County in September 2019. - photo by By Scott Rogers
The high-profile murder trial for Austin Stryker is also the first time a judge has had to dismiss jurors mid-trial for COVID-19 concerns since Hall and Dawson counties resumed trials, according to court officials.