- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - An Oct. 27 trial date has been set for a Goodyear man accused of killing his wife and adult son in April 2013 because he feared he gave his wife HIV and worried about what his jobless son would make of his life.

Eugene Maraventano has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A plea agreement for the 66-year-old fell apart last week after he quibbled with details of the case and refused to sign off on the deal that called for a 25-year prison term.

Earlier in his case, Maraventano was found to be mentally unfit, but a judge later concluded his psychological competency had been restored.

Maraventano told investigators he worried he gave his wife HIV through prostitutes he used to frequent.


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