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UPDATE: Dawson County man denied new trial in Hannah Bender murder case
Austin Todd Stryker
Austin Todd Stryker, 24, exits the Dawson County Superior Court courtroom Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 after being sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole. He was convicted of murder in the September 2019 death of Hannah Bender, 21. - photo by Julia Fechter
The central defendant sentenced for Lumpkin County 21-year-old Hannah Bender’s 2019 murder won’t have his case heard before a jury a second time, according to a recent Dawson County Superior Court filing.