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Trial Dates Set For Man Accused Of Murdering Aunt, Nearly Killing Uncle

Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:38:33 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 09 2013 08:16:23 PM CST
Cody Nash
Redding, Calif. -

Trial dates were set Wednesday for the man accused of murdering his aunt and almost killing her husband in their west Redding home.

66-year-old Candace Watson was found dead in her garage on Boston Avenue  June 8th of 2012.

She had been stabbed several times.

Her husband,  former Grant School Superintendent Bob Watson was also stabbed several times. The 68-year old survived.

30-year-old Cody Nash, Candace's nephew, pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges even though investigators say he admitted to slashing the Redding couple with a knife as a way to get up the courage to kill himself.

A trial date has been set for March 12th.

Nash's attorney says there are no plea deal discussions at this point.