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Hearing reset for man accused of firefighter's slaying

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Wesley Franklin, left, was fatally shot on June 25, 2012. Wesley Franklin, left, was fatally shot on June 25, 2012.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

An open-ended plea hearing has been rescheduled for a man charged with the 2012 fatal shooting of an Isle of Hope firefighter.

Brandon Mackey is accused of the June 25, 2012, slaying of Wesley Franklin during an armed robbery outside Deb's Pub & Grub on Norwood Avenue.

A Chatham County grand jury indicted Mackey in July 2013 on felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault and several other charges in connection with the killing.

Judge Timothy Walmsley rescheduled Mackey's open ended plea hearing for March 24.

The court is waiting on a detailed forensic report and the results of a competency test.

The trial has been scheduled to start in March 2014.

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