Capital Murder Trial Set for Preston King

Salem, VA - A trial date has been set for the man accused of beating 18-month-old Vera Lee Craft to death last year.

Preston King, of Roanoke County, has been in jail since the child was taken off life support in July.

Veralee's paternal family resides here in Lynchburg.

Court records show King's capital murder trial is scheduled to be heard by a jury, over ten days, beginning January 6th... nearly 18 months after Veralee's death.