Slaying Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Frederick County judge has set a November trial date for a teenager charged with stabbing to death a man during a botched robbery.

The judge set Nov. 21 for the trial of Matthew VanEmburgh, who was 15 in March when Terry Presgraves was murdered just a few days after getting married.

Prosecutors say VanEmburgh used his student ID to open a locked door at Presgraves' home. Investigators say Presgraves confronted VanEmburgh during the apparent robbery attempt and was stabbed more than 30 times with a knife from his own kitchen.

Presgraves' wife, Candace, was also stabbed a number of times but survived.

VanEmburgh's attorneys want the trial date moved back so they'll have more time to prepare.


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