Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:23 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Jun 18, 2013 9:28 PM
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A state prison inmate has been ordered to stand trial for the 2011 stabbing deaths of an elderly couple in their southwest Missouri home.
KYTV reports a Greene County judge found sufficient evidence to try 25-year-old Jose Huckleberry on two counts of first-degree murder plus burglary and armed criminal action. The ruling followed a preliminary hearing Monday.
Huckleberry was charged in February with killing 80-year-old Helen Willingham and her 81-year-old husband, Don Willingham, at their home west of Springfield.
At the time of the killings, Huckleberry was awaiting trial on a burglary charge for which he's now serving five years.