Selenski murder trial set for June 24 in NE Pa.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A trial is scheduled to start in June for a man charged in the killings of two people whose bodies were found buried in his yard in northeastern Pennsylvania a decade ago.

Thirty-nine-year-old Hugo Selenski is awaiting trial in connection with the May 2002 deaths of Michael Kerkowski and his girlfriend, Tammy Fassett. Their bodies were found buried at Selenski’s Kingston Township home in May 2003.

Earlier this month, the state Supreme Court said it wouldn’t hear an appeal to dismiss the case. On Thursday, Luzerne County Judge Fred Pierantoni scheduled trial for June 24. The Times-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/11qcMW3 ) Selenski said while leaving the courthouse that he’s glad a trial date has been scheduled.

Selenski was acquitted in the slayings of two other men whose remains were found; he’s serving time in a home invasion and robbery.

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Information from: Times Leader, http://www.timesleader.com

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