A new trial date is set for a Jefferson City man charged with murdering a Lincoln University student on the first day of school.

During a trial setting, late last week, a Cole County judge scheduled an August trial date for Alfred Chism, Jr., 24.  Chism is accused of shooting 23-year-old Charon Session multiple times outside his house in August of 2018.  Session would later die from those injuries.  He was a Junior at LU.

Chism's first-degree murder trial is expected to last five days, starting August 10th.  Chism claims Session had been harassing him for several days, so he shot Session when the student came to his house.