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Man accused of hammer attack on trial

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An East Texas man is on trial, accused of attacking an elderly couple with a hammer.

Last April, prosecutors say 21-year-old Michael Christopher Ferris attacked two elderly people at their Tatum home, beating one with a claw hammer.

Prosecutors are presenting evidence that Ferris entered the home on the pretense of needing to use the phone, then attacking.

Ferris faces two counts of attempted murder and two counts of injury to elderly persons.

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