A trial date has been set for a senior airman at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base charged in his 15-month-old son's death.
A court-martial for 21-year-old Matthew Theurer is scheduled to start Oct. 15 at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.
Theurer faces charges including voluntary manslaughter, negligent homicide and murder. The body of his son, also named Matthew, was found in March in a plastic bag along a Columbus County road.
An autopsy report released last month showed the boy died of malnourishment and neglect.
Authorities say the boy had recently come to live with his father and was often left alone for 12 hours a day while his father worked.
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