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Trial date set for Mercer County murder suspect

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BECKLEY (WVVA) - The trial date for a man accused of murder in Mercer County has been set in neighboring Raleigh County.

The trial of Gerald Little, 60, is scheduled to begin on Oct. 15.

Little is charged in the March 2012 stabbing death of 57-year-old Jerry Buckner at Buckner's Princeton home.

The decision was made in February to move Little's trial from Mercer to Raleigh. The case is being heard by Senior Status Judge John Hrko of Wyoming County.

This is the second time Little has faced murder charges. in 2005, he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of his brother, Daniel Little.

Gerald Little served until 2011 for the previous crime.

View WVVA.com's previous reports on Gerald Little

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