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Date set for fatal BUI trial

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A trial date has been set for a man who's charged in a 2010 drunken boating death of his wife.

A status hearing was held Monday for Lawrence Piper who was indicted in connection with Dawn Piper's death. Dawn Piper fell out of their boat three years ago and the propeller hit and killed her. 

Investigators said her husband Lawrence Piper was driving the boat under the influence of alcohol and cocaine so they charged him with homicide by vessel. 

A jury trial is scheduled for Aug. 14, 2014. An arraignment is scheduled for March 3, a motion hearing is scheduled for May 5 and an arraignment/trial docket call is scheduled for July 7.

The judge can change the dates at any time or add more proceedings leading up to the trial.

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