No trial date set for man accused of slaying Muslims in 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — After four years, no trial date has been set for the man accused of gunning down his Muslim neighbors in North Carolina.

The News & Observer reports Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry released a statement this month calling the case “one of the oldest pending homicides in Durham.” She says she’s working to resolve litigation to move the case forward.

Craig Hicks is charged with first-degree murder in the February 2015 killings of 23-year-old Deah Barakat; his wife, 21-year-old Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha; and her sister, 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.

Members of different congregations gathered Saturday for the fifth Interfaith Food Drive in honor of the victims. At the drive, Barakat’s brother, Farris Barakat, said he’s torn between having “time to heal a little bit” and wanting swift justice.

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