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Tentative trial dates have been set for a Springfield man accused of killing a Carthage couple in their home in October of 2008.

Judge Gayle Crain has set possible trial dates of November 1, 2010 or January 17, 2011 for the death penalty case against 20 year-old Matthew Laurin.

Prosecutors allege that Laurin and Darren Winans stabbed Robert and Ellen Sheldon to death in their Jasper County home during a burglary.

Laurin is scheduled to appear in court on April 9th where a firm trial date is expected to be set.