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Seven years after fatal Wachovia Bank shooting and still no murder trial

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BESSEMER, AL - Today marks seven years since a gunman walked into a Wachovia Bank in Bessemer killing two tellers and injuring two others.

Eva Hudson and Sheila Prevo died in the shooting that happened May 14, 2007.

Anita Gordon and Latoya Freeman were injured.

The shooting suspect, William Merriweather, has not yet been tried for the crime.

A Jefferson County judge recently agreed to hold a competency hearing for Merriweather this summer.

This will be the second hearing held to determine the suspect’s mental status. The first hearing was held in July 2011 where a judge ruled that Merriweather was competent to stand trial.

The newest hearing is scheduled for July 21 at 9 a.m.

In January 2013, Alabama’s 13 Investigative Reporter Jon Paepcke sat down with shooting survivors Gordon and Freeman.

Click the video player above to hear the victims’ account of what happened that day.

Trial date set in fatal Bessemer Wachovia bank robbery (June 2008)
13 INVESTIGATES: Fatal holdup victims call for justice (January 2013)
13 INVESTIGATES: Victims react to Merriweather competency hearing (February 2013)
13 INVESTIGATES UPDATE: Wachovia bank robber competent to stand trial (February 2013)
Trial set for William Merriweather, fatal bank robbery suspect (October 2013)
Bessemer bank teller murder suspect to use insanity defense (October 2013)
Court filing offer play by play of Wachovia Bank shooting (December 2013)
Attorneys want new competency hearing for 2007 Wachovia Bank robbery suspect (April 2014)
2007 Wachovia Bank robbery suspect granted another competency hearing (April 2014)

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