A pre-trial hearing in the Jason Corbett murder case has been set for September 21st.
The Limerick man 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.
However a retrial is to be held.
Michael Hewlett is legal affairs reporter with the Winston-Salem Journal.
He says a date for that could be finalised next month.
"There's been a hearing scheduled for September 21st.
"The hearing is supposed to be when the judge, the prosecutors and the criminal defence attorneys for Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens set a trial date.
"At least that's the hope.
"The last time that the case was in court was March 11th of this year.
"It was a hearing where Jack and Sarah - Jason Corbett's children - attended.
"Judge David Hall essentially set another hearing for May 23rd.
"That hearing was continued and there wasn't a new date set, until now".
Additional reporting: Jack Quann