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A preliminary hearing date has been set for a man from Ava charged with killing his wife and infant son with a double edged sword and pocket knife.

Dan A. Andrews, is scheduled to appear before Circuit Judge Craig Carter on May 4, 2009, his preliminary hearing.

Andrews was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action on March 16, 2009, for allegedly stabbing stabbing to death his wife, Mary Burchell who was 24-years-old and pregnant, as well as the couples son 9-month-old Taylor Andrews.

Andrews is being represented by Public Defender Linda McKinney and remains in the Douglas County Jail without bond.