A Jan. 25 pre-trial hearing is scheduled in Newton County Circuit Court for Eikan Elan Saimon, charged with three counts of first degree murder and six other felony charges, in connection with the Aug. 12 shootings at the First Congregational Church in Neosho.
The killings took place during an afternoon service of a Micronesian church. The three murdered men were the church's pastor and two deacons. Saimon's trial is scheduled for June 23. A Greene County jury will be brought to Newton County for the trial.