2 Trials Set in Lincoln Shooting Death

gavel-and-scaleLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Trials have been scheduled for two men charged in the slaying of a Lincoln man last year.

Judge Paul Merritt Jr. on Tuesday scheduled a trial to begin Feb. 3 for 24-year-old Miguel Castillo. He’s charged with first-degree murder and two weapons crimes. A trial date of Feb. 10 is scheduled for 21-year-old Adrian Casares. He’s charged with being an accessory, terroristic threats and two weapons crimes.

Both men have pleaded not guilty.

The charges stem from the slaying of 25-year-old Tyler Schoenrock. His body was found Dec. 30 by a newspaper carrier on a rural road north of Lincoln.