Nathan Leuthold back in court Thursday

By WEEK Reporter

April 11, 2013 Updated Apr 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A trial has been set for the man accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day.

On Thursday, a Peoria County Coroner inquest ruled the death of Denise Leuthold a homicide.

Her husband, Nathan Leuthold, allegedly shot his wife Denise in the head and staged an apparent break-in to cover the crime at their north Peoria home.

Leuthold has yet to be arraigned on the charges.

Thursday morning, the judge in case appointed Leuthold a public defender and continued the proceedings to next week.

A trial date has been set, however, for May 28th.