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Attorneys will set dates for trial next month in a Kendall County Reckless Homicide case.

In Kendall County Court on Thursday morning, 39-year-old Nehemiah Williams of Aurora appeared for a status update before Judge Robert Pilmer.

Williams is accused in the 2018 hit and run crash that killed Oswego High School Softball Coach Amanda Stanton. Her body was found at Plainfield Rd. near Plainsman Ct. on June 23, 2018.

Kendall County First Asst. State's Attorney Mark Shlifka said Thursday that early 2020 is being eyed for the jury schedule, if defense elects for a trial by jury.

As Shlifka mentioned, Williams' attorney Dawn Projansky filed a response Thursday to a motion filed by the prosecution over discovery evidence -- essentially procedural information regarding evidence disclosure for trial such as tapes, photographs and other evidence. The response also agrees to witnesses, of which, there are currently none listed.

Attorneys are continuing to complete discovery evidence ahead of trial. It was reiterated on Thursday that evidence sent to the Illinois State Police crime lab has now been completely returned and dispersed.

In June, the evidence analysis was returned after holding up proceedings moving forward during two previous status hearings. Williams has pleaded not guilty to Reckless Homicide, Failure to Report an Accident/Leaving the Scene and Driving While License Suspended.

The September 30th hearing for trial setting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.