|Published:||Oct 22, 2010 3:28 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 22, 2010 12:28 PM EDT|
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting two Chilean students in the Florida Panhandle is scheduled to stand trial in April.
Dannie Baker is being held at the Walton County jail. Authorities say the 61-year-old fired into a Miramar Beach town home where about 20 young people, many of them part of a cultural exchange program, were socializing in early 2009.
After a mental evaluation and treatment, he was determined competent in August to stand trial. Walton County Circuit Judge Kelvin Wells set Baker's trial date on Thursday.
Assistant State Attorney Bobby Elmore said he will seek the death penalty.
Three other students wounded in the shooting have returned to Chile.