Hearing continued for man charged with Ammon murder

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Jameion Hernandez

IDAHO FALLS — A preliminary hearing scheduled for the 20-year-old man accused of killing an Ammon woman was rescheduled Wednesday morning.

Jameion Hernandez is charged with first-degree murder in the June death of Lisa Ann Stukey. He’s accused of breaking into her home on Ross Avenue and beating her to death with a baseball bat. Investigators say he then threw the bat into an unknown body of water.

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Stukey’s body was discovered July 2, weeks after she had died. Detectives say her door had been kicked in, and they found a shoe print that matched shoes worn by Hernandez.

A preliminary hearing is held so a judge can determine whether there is enough evidence for a defendant to stand trial. In major cases it’s common for a preliminary hearing to be delayed until all or most of the discovery process is complete.

Hernandez is now scheduled to appear before Judge Keith Walker on Sept. 14.

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