A trial date has been scheduled for the man accused of murdering a University of Texas student while she was on her way home from a late night dance class on campus in April 2016.

According to the Travis County court docket, Meechaiel Criner's court date has been set for Monday, July 9.

On April 5, 2016, Criner allegedly followed the then-freshman student, Haruka Weiser, on her way to her dorm before sexually assaulting and strangling her to death, according to case investigators.

Weiser's body was found in Waller Creek next to the Etter Harbin Alumni Center.

For nearly two years, Criner has been sitting in the Travis County Jail on a capital murder charge. If convicted, Criner could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. Criner is not eligible for the death penalty because he was under the age of 18 at the time of Weiser's death.


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