Debra Milke and Jerice Hunter Get Trial Dates on Murder Charges, and More

Welcome to Courthouse Update, a weekly rundown goings-on at the Maricopa County Superior Court.

This week was big for women accused of murder -- two women get trial dates for murder charges, Jodi Arias' next court hearing will be closed, and more:

  • Debra Milke gets a trial date

  • A court date was set in December for Debra Milke, who was on death row for more than two decades before a federal appeals court overturned Milke's conviction for the murder of her son. Judge Rosa Mroz set a trial date for February 2015. Milke's currently out on bond.

    See also: Bill Montgomery Scolded by Debra Milke Judge

Next page: Jerice Hunter headed to court

  • Jerice Hunter gets a trial date

  • Jerice Hunter, the Phoenix woman accused of murdering her 5-year-old daughter, got a trial date -- August 4, 2014. Police believe she killed her daughter, and tossed her in the garbage. Although investigators searched a landfill for weeks, Jhessye Shockley's body never was found.

    See also: -Jerice Hunter Pleads Not Guilty to Abuse, Murder of 5-Year-Old Jhessye Shockley

Next page: Jodi Arias hearing will be closed

  • Jodi Arias headed for a closed hearing

  • The next court date for Jodi Arias, scheduled for Thursday, will be closed, at the request of both sides, according to a court spokesman. A jury couldn't decide whether Arias deserved a death sentence for her murder of Travis Alexander.

    See also: Arias Wants to See Twitter Accounts of All Jurors in Penalty-Phase Redo

Next page: Not-guilty plea for Miguel Quintana

  • Diamondbacks' Spanish announcer pleads not guilty

  • Miguel Quintana, the Spanish-language voice of the Arizona Diamondbacks, pleaded not-guilty to charges related to allegedly holding a knife to his wife's throat at their Paradise Valley home. Quintana has been with the team for 16 seasons.

    See also: Spanish Voice of D-backs Accused of Holding Knife to Wife's Throat

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