Trial set for southern IL man accused of killing his wife

Updated: May. 30, 2018 at 1:38 PM CDT
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HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) - A Harrisburg, Illinois doctor accused of killing his wife has a new court date set for September 2018.

According to Saline County State's Attorney Jason Olson, the pre-trial date was set for Dr. Brian Burns is August 31, 2018, with a jury trial set for September 19 in Harrisburg.

Burns is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of concealing a homicide.

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Olsen said at the last court date Burns' attorney Duane Verity alluded that he is considering filing for a change of venue, but as of today that hasn't happened.

According to court documents, Brian Burns shot Carla Burns and then knowingly concealed her death by burning her body and spreading the ashes.

A judge in Saline County, Illinois has entered a $10 million wrongful death verdict against Dr. Brian Burns.

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