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BIG SANDY SLAYING
Trial set in February 2016 for inmate slaying at Big Sandy, prosecutors seeking death sentence
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:26 PM EDT
An inmate charged with killing a fellow prisoner at a high-security prison tucked away in the Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky will stand trial in 2016.
U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar on Friday set a Feb. 1, 2016 trial date for Millner with the location where the case will be heard to be determined at a later date.
Prosecutors cited the brutality of Smith's death as well as Millner's repeated attacks on others and his conviction for murder in Washington, D.C. as factors in seeking a death sentence.
Millner has pleaded not guilty.