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New Hearing Scheduled for Man Accused in Watson Murder
A February 4 hearing has now been set in the case of a southern Illinois man accused of killing his niece.
The date was set at Thursday's hearing for 22-year-old Justin DeRyke in Effingham County Circuit Court.
DeRyke is charged with the September killing of 7-year-old Willow Long of Watson.
DeRyke's attorney said the defense is now waiting on motions from prosecutors.
Prosecutors are still waiting for DNA analysis from the Illinois State Police lab in Springfield.