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UPDATE: Georgia Supreme Court upholds Dawson County man’s conviction for Hannah Bender’s 2019 murder
Stryker decision
Austin Stryker, center right, is escorted into custody after being sentenced at a December 2021 hearing to life without the chance of parole for the 2019 murder of Hannah Bender in Dawson County. - photo by Julia Hansen
Several months after appealing his case to the state’s highest court, the Dawson County defendant convicted of 21-year-old Hannah Bender’s 2019 murder now has an answer.