Two men in separate high profile cases in Marquette County are now headed to trial.
Michael Nelson, 46, of Big Bay appeared in Marquette County Circuit Court Monday for a scheduling conference. He pled not guilty to one charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident, causing death.
Nelson’s case is now headed for a five-day trial set to begin on October 13.
Nelson is the main suspect in a December accident on County Road KCB in Big Bay that killed Robin Rahoi.
Robert Rajala, 33, also appeared in court Monday for a scheduling conference. Rajala pled not guilty to first degree home invasion,.
He has a four-day trial scheduled for September 16.
Rajala was at the center of a 15-hour standoff with police in Ishpeming, during which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and made threats about killing people.