The trial for Christopher Falconer who is accused of killing Amber Kirwan will start on Jan. 6 and run for the entire month.
Kirwan was last seen by friends at the Dooly's in New Glasgow in Oct. 2011. Her body was found Nov. 5 in Heathbell.
Falconer was later charged with kidnapping and murder. A preliminary inquiry was held in February. Falconer has pleaded not guilty.