CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) A man accused of killing one Mormon missionary and wounding another will have a preliminary hearing in April.
James R. Boughton Jr., 19, briefly appeared Friday in General District Court via videoconference from jail. He did not enter a plea during the arraignment. He informed the judge that his attorney is Kenneth Melvin.
A preliminary hearing was set for April 21 for a judge to hear evidence and decide whether to send first-degree murder, malicious wounding and other charges against Boughton to a grand jury.
Boughton is accused of killing Morgan W. Young, 21, of Bountiful, Utah, and wounding Joshua D. Heidbrink, 19, of Greeley, Colo.
Police have said the two men, who had been going door-to-door discussing their religion, witnessed a crime shortly before they were shot Jan. 2.