Murder accused Kaniel Martin, 21, and 18-year-old Avie Howell were yesterday committed to stand trial in the High Court, for the murder of Tony Louisa, once the witness statements are signed.
During the day?s proceedings Crown Counsel Joanne Walsh told the court that the majority of the witnesses were in England.
An adjournment was granted for July 1, to accommodate the witnesses whose statements are to be signed.
duo will be tried for the shooting death of 46-year-old Syrian Tony Louisa, who was gunned down at his Radio Range home on June 18, last year.
Louisa?s body was discovered by his roommate shortly after midnight. The deceased sustained a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
The prosecution made a prima facie case against Howell and Martin, who also stand accused of killing five people, including UK honeymooners Benjamin and Dr Catherine Mullany.
Both defendants, through their attorneys Maureen Payne-Hyman and Vere Bird III, reserved their defence for the trial, which is expected to begin in the September criminal assizes.
Similar committal proceedings began on Tuesday and are expected to be complete on Friday, for the shooting death of shopkeeper Woneta ?Neta? Anderson, university student Rafique Harris and the British couple when Chief Magistrate Ivan Walters will decide if the duo will stand trial for all five murders.
All of the killings occurred within three months.
Meanwhile, Fransiscia de la Cruz and Romana Genvasio of Tindale, both charged for receiving in connection with the Mullany murders, will return to the St John?s Magistrates? Court on October 19.
The prosecution requested a short adjournment as they are currently in possession of the file, while attorney for Genvasio, Jason Martin confirmed that he had not received the file.
Advocate for Cruz, Alex Fearon was absent for the court proceedings.