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Trial date set in Heidt case

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SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) - A new trial date has been set in the double murder case against Craig Heidt. Jury selection is now set to begin August 16.

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies say Heidt murdered his father and brother in their home in August 2008. Investigators say he also shot his mother in the face.

Today Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court Judge Gates Peed listened to several motions, including one from Heidt's attorney, Dow Bonds, for a change of venue. Judge Peed said he won't rule on that motion until jury selection begins. The trial is set to start immediately after a jury is seated.

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