A date for the retrial in the Jason Corbett murder case in the US is due to be set later.
Molly and Thomas Martens are expected to go on trial next year in relation to the Limerick man's death.
Jason Corbett was beaten to death at his home in North Carolina by his wife Molly, and his father-in-law Thomas Martens, in August 2015.
Both claim they were acting in self-defence, but a jury convicted them of second degree murder in 2017.
The North Carolina Supreme Court overturned the verdict last year and the pair were released from jail.
However a retrial is to be heard.
A date for it is due to be set on Wednesday in Davidson Superior Court in North Carolina.
Michael Hewlett is legal affairs reporter with the Winston-Salem Journal.
He thinks the trial is several months away.
"Up until now there have not been any pre-trial motions filled, which is what you would expect.
"Garry Frank, the elected DA, has expressed that a new trial could be set for this year.
"But my guess is that there likely won't be a trial until sometime next year".
Molly and Thomas Martens have been living in the US since they were freed from prison last year.