Nelson Co., VA - A judge set aside two weeks for a Nelson County jury to hear the case against the man accused of abducting Alexis Murphy.
The trial for Randy Taylor is scheduled to begin February 3 and end February 14.
The hearing Wednesday only lasted about 10 minutes.
Taylor walked in wearing shackles and a gray jumpsuit. He made no eye contact with the Murphy family and just sat down and listened as the attorneys made arrangements for his abduction trial.
The Commonwealth said it plans on calling roughly 50 witnesses to the stand.
The defense said they don't know how much time they'll need for rebuttal because they say they haven't seen ANY evidence so far.
Taylor also faces another unrelated charge for receiving stolen property.
Wednesday, the judge scheduled that bench trial to begin February 18.
Murphy's aunt and great aunt were at the hearing. They say they're pleased with the work of prosecutors, especially the dozens of people that are scheduled to testify.
"We had and have, continue to have the best team possible assembled to find Alexis and to bring Randy Allen Taylor to justice. And that's exactly what's gonna happen," said Trina Murphy, Alexis' aunt.
Trina Murphy says they haven't been asked to testify at trial. But they'd be happy to take the stand.
Also this Friday, Nelson County High School is playing a football game. The public is urged to come out and wear pink in honor of Alexis.
Taylor will also have a trial on receiving stolen property charge on February 18.
Updates to come.