A Callaway County man facing murder and assault charges for allegedly attacking a father and son is one step closer to being tried for his alleged crimes.
On Monday, a Callaway County judge picked a trial date for Jake Gastler.
Gastler is accused of assaulting 57 year-old Michael O'Connor and his son, 30 year-old Zachary O'Connor in August 2013.
The younger O'Connor was found dead at the scene.
Gastler requested a change of venue February 25. Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wilson said Gastler will either be tried in Callaway County with a jury from outside the county, or the trial will be moved to a different county.
Wilson said his office will learn the exact date of the trial within seven to 10 days.