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Trial For Man Charged With Shooting Twins Continues

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - The murder trial for Michael Hamilton, 34, continues into its second day Tuesday.

So far Tuesday, the court heard testimony from a medical examiner and a Jackson Deputy. A witness whose car was allegedly stolen by Hamilton when he tried to run from the scene is also expected to take the stand Tuesday.

He is charged with shooting two brothers, killing Robert Marcyan, 49, and trying to kill his twin brother Richard. It happened in September of 2012 at a house on Wampler's Lake in southeastern Jackson County.

Richard Marcyan said after his brother Robert was shot, he ran away from his brother until the gunfire stopped.

In court, Hamiltno's attorney asked the judge to rule out first degree murder as a possible verdict, saying the prosecution didn't show that the shooting was premeditated. But Judge John McBain disagreed.

"It can be formed in a matter of seconds, minutes, hours, days. So there's certainly evidence that could be construed by the jury, where they could find the elements of premeditation and deliberation as required for first degree murder," he said.

If convicted of first degree murder, he could face life in prison.

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