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Hannah Bender’s shooting was accidental, says Austin Stryker
Defendant claims he intentionally stabbed her
Stryker Nov 8
Austin Todd Stryker, 24, testifies for his defense team Nov. 8 about the events before, during and after Hannah Bender's 2019 death. Stryker has been charged with Bender's murder. - photo by Julia Hansen
Monday afternoon, the defense called its first witness during the trial of Austin Todd Stryker, who’s been charged with Hannah Bender’s 2019 killing: the defendant himself.