Double murder suspect appears in court

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Thomas Hager was required to wear body armor and be under the supervision of four Boyle County Sheriff's deputies today in court.

Hager appeared in court for a preliminary hearing two murder charges, an attempted murder charge, and tampering with physical evidence.

Police say that Hager shot Ted Sparks and Mark Snyder in Danville last week. Hager also faces an attempted murder charge, after police say he shot another man, Phillip White several times.

With two murder charges, and the attempted murder charge, Hager was required to wear body armor and was under the supervision of four sheriffs deputies.

The defense and prosecution agreed to waive today's preliminary hearing.

"Well usually you do preliminary hearings to try to maybe get some information about the case early on. But I've already spoken with the officers and do I really didn't need the hearing," says Susanne Mccollough, Hager's attorney.

If Hager's case goes to a grand jury, it could happen as early as June 26th.

Police have not charged Hager with any new charges after the remains of Clint Deskins were found on a property that he used to live on in Lincoln county.

"I'm not going to comment on that, as it's an on-going investigation that police are working on," adds Mccollough.

Kentucky State Police say that they are still waiting for a cause of death to be determined in the death of Clint Deskins before any additional charges could be brought forth.

The judge sent Hager back to jail with no bond.

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