Trial Set For 13-Year-Old Accused Of Garland Murders

(credit: Getty Images/Eliot J. Schechter)

(credit: Getty Images/Eliot J. Schechter)

DALLAS (AP) — A judge in Dallas has set a February 14 trial date for a 13-year-old boy charged with killing a Garland couple.

Judge William A. Mazur Jr. on Tuesday set the juvenile capital murder trial date for the boy. His 12-year-old girlfriend is also charged with juvenile capital murder over the shootings that led to the deaths of 46-year-old Darlene Nevil and her 48-year-old husband, Alan Nevil.

Garland police say the wife died the day of the Aug. 17 attacks. Her husband died Septenber 2.

The girl faces trial Jan. 24. Both children remain in juvenile custody.

Conviction carries a potential 40-year sentence, with the juveniles having to serve at least 10 years.

A North Texas newspaper reported Wednesday that the children have not appeared in court during the pretrial process.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)