TRURO - It will be nearly 14 months before two brothers from Hants County return to court on first-degree murder charges in the death of a Dartmouth woman.
Dustan Preeper, 24, and Joshua Preeper, 20, were charged in July in the death of Melissa Dawn Peacock.
The 20-year-old Dartmouth woman went missing after leaving her home last Nov. 7. Her body was later found in the Upper Stewiacke area.
During an appearance in provincial court in Truro on Tuesday, five days were set aside for a preliminary inquiry beginning Dec. 2, 2013.
Dustan Preeper also faces a second-degree murder charge in the July 2010 death of Ben Hare of Truro, who died following a fight between the two. A preliminary hearing in that case has been scheduled for Dec.
Dustan Preeper's girlfriend Barbara Marshall, 24, is also charged with second-degree murder in Hare's death. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for four days next June - 3, 4, 6, and 7 at 9:30 a.m. - and a focus hearing is set for Feb. 25, 2013, at 9 a.m.