Defendants Waive Prelim Hearing In Clark Slaying
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — 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.