Judge Tim Sweeney has scheduled a January 6, 2014 trial for Joseph Spencer, 17, of West Union. Spencer was indicted in Feb. 2013 on three counts of murder for the deaths of his father Frederick Spencer III, 49, his mother Dixie Spencer, 47, and his sister Patience "P.J." Spencer, 9. Joseph Spencer is facing charges as an adult.
A pretrial hearing has also been scheduled for January 3, 2014 at 10:50 a.m., according to the Doddridge County Prosecutor's office.