Joshua W. Maylee of Holts Summit will go on trial for his life on Oct. 12, 2012, in Boone County, a judge ruled Monday in Columbia.
Circuit Judge Kevin Crane last month approved a request from Donald Catlett, Maylee's public defender, to move the trial to Boone County.
To keep the trial on schedule, Crane earlier asked the prosecution and the defense to agree to a timetable on how the trial can proceed.
After receiving the timetable from both sides and agreeing to a defense motion to move the trial from Callaway to Boone County, Crane on Monday scheduled a hearing in Boone County Circuit Court in Columbia on Sept. 17, 2012, to check on whether both sides are proceeding as scheduled and to hear any pre-trial motions.
The next hearing in Columbia on Oct. 1, 2012, has been scheduled for the same purposes.