Trial date set for Peoria man accused of murdering his wife

By WEEK Producer

March 13, 2014 Updated Mar 13, 2014 at 10:16 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- We now have a trial date for a Peoria man accused of murdering his wife on Valentine's Day last year.

Lawyers in court on Thursday agreed to a final hearing on April 14. The trial is scheduled to start May 6.

Leuthold is accused of murdering his wife, Denise, inside her parents’ home in February of 2013.

Prosecutors claim the former missionary had a Lithuanian lover and that he staged a home invasion to cover-up the murder of his wife.

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