A Palmer judge on Wednesday set the date for jury selection in the murder trial of 17-year-old Erick Almandinger.

Almandinger was not in court at Tuesday's pre-trial conference. He's one of four teens accused of killing Palmer teenager David Grunwald in November 2016.

"It just gets to be high anxiety at home as we get ready for these things and then afterwards," said David's mother, Edith Grunwald. "So we are not looking forward for a whole month of trial. It'd be really good to get through it and to start getting some answers and some justice and just start getting through this process."

Judge Gregory Heath said he will determine whether autopsy and crime scene photos will be allowed at trial at the status hearing on April 27.
He will also rule on Almandinger's request for a change of venue.

Jury selection will occur May 1, with the trial expected to start in mid-May.

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