The trial for murder suspect Grant Wayne Scantling is still on schedule to begin July 22.
During a brief hearing at the Benton County Justice Center Wednesday, prosecutors said they will be ready to try the case by the July date.
The trial was originally planned to begin May 13, but Scantling waived his right to a speedy trial at a May 2 hearing.
Scantling is charged with aggravated first-degree murder for allegedly breaking into his former fiancee’s house at 520 E. Eighth Place and shooting Franklin Palmer, 24, several times.
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Palmer shared the house with Scantling’s former fiancée Ann Marie Krebs, according to documents. Scantling also allegedly pointed a gun at Krebs and threatened to shoot her before fleeing the area.
Scantling was arrested in Spokane after a day-long manhunt.
Krebs’ three children, two of whom she had with Scantling, were home when the shooting took place, according to documents. Krebs was planning on moving her family to Michigan on the day of the shooting.
Scantling’s next court date was set for June 26.