Desmonte Leonard appears in court, trial date set for April 2014

Desmonte Leonard appears in court, trial date set for April 2014

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Desmonte Leonard, the man accused of shooting and killing three people including two Auburn football players at an Auburn apartment complex in 2012, appeared in a Lee County courtroom Tuesday afternoon.

News Leader 9's Annie Hubbell was in the courtroom.

Judge Jacob Walker has scheduled a tentative trial date of April 14, 2014 for Desmonte Leonard.

No other motions have been filed at this point and attorneys on both sides believe they could be ready for a trial in April.

Officials think a trial like this could take two weeks in court.

Leonard's attorney says he is in high spirits and it ready for the trial to begin.

Judge Walker has set the next status hearing in this case for January 29 of next year.

Of course News Leader 9 will keep you updated with the very latest.

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