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.