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Serna faces two counts of attempted murder, three counts of felonious assault, six counts of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation or a school safety zone, a count of inducing panic and an count of illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance in a school safety zone. He is accused of bringing a shotgun to school and shooting 17 year old Logan Cole twice and shooting at a teacher.
The judge also set two pre-trial dates, July 13 and Aug. 7. Selvaggio questioned Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi and defense attorney Dennis Lieberman about their needs if the case does move to trial. Talebi said he expects to call 30 to 50 witnesses, and Lieberman said he would expect to call about 10.
Talebi also said he would like the jury to visit the high school.
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Selvaggio told Serna that he wants to give him as much time as possible to decide if he wants to take the case to trial, however, because of the tight deadline he might be reluctant to give him more time after Aug. 7. The defense stated that they are exploring seeking a second mental evaluation to determine how they will plead.