Date set for cold case trial in Kalkaska County
The trial dates are set for the man accused in the death of a 69-year-old woman in Oct. 1996.
Jason Ryan will appear in court for a jury status conference on Oct. 7, 2014.
His trial dates have been scheduled for Dec. 8-19.
Ryan's attorney argued in early June that he would not get a fair trial because so much time has passed. The judge denied that request.
Geraldine Montgomery was raped and killed at her home in 1996. She was later found dead in the trunk of her car.
Ryan claims that he and another person had consensual sex with Montgomery.