November 6-- A Florida circuit court judge has set a trial date of the man accused in the killing of a Toombs County teenager.
Twenty-three-year old Steven Cozzie will be tried on capital murder charges in the death of Courtney Wilkes whom he allegedly beat to death while her family was vacationing in Seagrove Beach, Florida on June 16, 2011.
The trial is set to begin June 10, 2013 in Walton County Circuit Court in Defuniak Springs, almost two years after the crime occurred.
Assistant State's Attorney Bobby Elmore says Courtney's parents attended the November 1st hearing conducted by Judge Kelvin Wells and that the judge consulted with them on the trial date.
Pre-trial motions in the case will be heard April 30, 2013 according to Elmore.