A trial date has been set for the man accused of killing his mother in August 2018.
Judge Jason Cook scheduled hearings in the case of Paul Khouzam for March 12th, according to the Finger Lakes Times. They report that if the case goes to trial – jury selection would begin May 8th, with testimony likely to start May 11th.
Khouzam, 38, of Branchport has been charged with murder, burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, and cruelty to animals. The charges stem from a brutal attack on his mother, Dr. Magda Daoud. She was killed at her home, according to prosecutors.
Court-appointed attorney Robert Zimmerman is representing Khouzam.
Zimmerman asked for a Huntley hearing, which determines if statements made by Khouzam to police officers can be used at his trial, the Finger Lakes Times reports. Casella said Khouzam made “numerous statements to various police officers.”
A Mapp hearing was also authorized. That will determine whether evidence can be suppressed due to search and seizure.
Khouzam is being held at the Yates County Jail without bail.