Suspected Murderer of Yetunde Pleads Innocent
Man pleads innocent in killing of tennis stars' half-sister
October 8, 2003
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- A man accused of killing the half-sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams pleaded innocent Wednesday to murder and other charges.
The suspect, Aaron Michael Hammer, was scheduled to return to court on Oct. 22, when a date for his preliminary hearing would be set.
Yetunde Price, 31, was shot Sept. 14 while riding with a companion in a sports utility vehicle in Compton. Price, a registered nurse and beauty shop owner, was also a personal assistant to her half-sisters.
Authorities have said Hammer had ties to a gang but is not a member.
In addition to murder, Hammer was arraigned Wednesday on charges of personal use of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The Williams sisters began their tennis careers in Compton before moving to Florida in their early teens.
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