Prosecutors in the case of Trucko Stampley will not seek the death penalty when the trial begins.
Stampley is accused of killing four people four and a half years ago.
Prosecutors said they would not seek the death penalty after family members for the four people killed in April 2007 testified they agreed with the decision.
Also Wednesday, state District Judge Bonnie Jackson set Stampley’s trial for Jan. 23. It’s the first trial date for Stampley since his arrest on April 26, 2007.
Stampley is accused of killing Marie Pedescleaux, 80, and her 46-year-old daughter, Denise Pedescleaux, who were found shot to death April 25, 2007, in their Crown Avenue home in Glen Oaks.
He is also accused of killing Charles “Chick’’ Colvin III and his wife, Ann Lynn Colvin, who were discovered April 27, 2007, three days after being fatally shot in their Thibodeaux Avenue residence in Goodwood Estates.