The two men charged in a house fire that ended in the death of a Hamilton firefighter appeared in court on Monday.
Lester Parker, 66, of Hamilton is accused of soliciting his nephew, William "Billy" Tucker, 49, of Richmond, Kentucky, to set the fire that killed Patrick Wolterman in late 2015.
The 28-year-old died after falling through a floor of the burning home in the early morning hours of Dec. 28, 2015.
Parker and Tucker have pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and arson.
Tucker's attorney Tamara Sack filed a motion to move the trial to a venue where publicity hasn't been so "prevalent."
Monday, the judge denied the motion to move the trial-- for now. The motion could be reintroduced if a jury cannot be seated.
Tucker's motion to try the two men separately was also denied.
Their trial is set for Nov. 6.
Murder trial this fall for men charged with firefighter's death
If convicted, the men face 15 years to life in prison for the murder charge and a maximum 11 years for the arson charge.
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