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Man Accused of Killing Bicyclists in Kalamazoo Co. to Stand Trial for Murder

A Michigan man will stand trial for second-degree murder.

He’s accused of killing five bicyclists and injuring four others last summer in Kalamazoo County.

Thursday, a judge denied Charles Pickett Jr.’s motion to reverse an earlier ruling that allowed the murder charges.

We’ve been continuing to update you on this since it happened last June.

The judge also denied Pickett’s efforts to suppress statements he made to police about the crash.

Pickett is also charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death and causing serious injury.

State police say Pickett’s blood tests after the crash revealed drugs, including painkillers and meth.

The trial is scheduled for April 24.

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