Trial date set for Gibson County man accused of murder

Courtesy: Indiana State Police
Courtesy: Indiana State Police

A trial date has been set for a Gibson County man accused of murder.

Austin Blaize is accused of the January 2013 murder of Terry Monier, the father of his ex-girlfriend, at Monier's Fort Branch home.

According to the prosecution, a plea deal was offered to Blaize but it was rejected.

A date for trial by jury was set for August 18.

Only one of two court-ordered psychological evaluations on Blaize is complete, but the prosecution says it wanted to go ahead with setting a trial date.

Austin Blaize is facing life in prison with no chance of parole.

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