Trial dates have been scheduled for a 22-year-old Hastings man accused of murder.
Adams County District Judge Terri Harder set the trial of Daniel B. Harden for Oct. 22 through Nov. 1.
During a progression conference Monday, Harder also scheduled a hearing for pre-trial motions to be June 25 at 10 a.m.
Harden faces charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony, accused of trying to rob 19-year-old Jose “Joey” Hansen and killing him in the process.
Harden pleaded not guilty to the charges on Feb. 27, 2018.
Creigh, 22, of Lincoln and Deante Mullen, 20, of Lincoln have also been charged in the case.
Authorities say Harden and Mullen allegedly intended to rob Hansen and the attempted robbery lead to Hansen’s death on Sept. 11, 2017, in 700 block of West G Street. Hansen was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back.
Mullen faces charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. He pleaded not guilty March 5, 2018. A status conference in his case has been set for July 1 at 11 a.m.
Creigh, Mullen’s girlfriend at the time, was also charged with accessory to a felony for helping Harden and Mullen avoid arrest after the shooting. A preliminary hearing in Creigh’s case has been scheduled for July 8 at 2 p.m.
First-degree murder is a Class 1 or Class 1A felony punishable by death or life in prison, respectively. Prosecutors haven’t indicated whether they will pursue the death penalty. Use of a firearm to commit a felony is a Class 1C felony punishable by five to 50 years in prison. Accessory to first-degree murder is a Class 2A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.