After numerous delays in the courts over the past two years, a Manhattan man charged with killing two people will face a jury trial late this summer.
Riley County Judge John Bosch on Monday set a jury date for Aug. 30 for Montrell Vassar, who faces two counts of first-degree murder and possession of stolen property in the October 2020 deaths of 19-year-old Skylar Havens and 23-year-old Javon Gray. Prosecutors have alleged in previous hearings that Vassar, who knew the two men, acted with pre-meditation, noting the two men were gunned down from behind.
Vassar’s attorney is Chris Biggs. Deputy Riley County Attorney Trinity Muth is the lead prosecutor.
A pretrial date is scheduled for Aug. 8 in Riley County District Court.