The pre-trial hearing has been set for the Dadeville man accused of murdering two and kidnapping one.
Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes, who is in the country illegally, was arrested on Aug. 2 after a 12-year-old girl reportedly escaped from his residence, and authorities were alerted.
Upon investigating Reyes' residence, police discovered two dismembered, decomposing bodies.
The hearing is slated for Sept. 9, where the prosecution and defense can lay out preliminary findings and discuss plea arrangements.
According to court documents, a 12-year-old girl was drugged and tied to a bedpost for over a week. At some point, the girl was able to chew her way through her restraints; she was later found by a motorist who called the police.
The first body was identified as Sandra Vasquez Ceja. The second body was only identified in court documents as "AOGV."
According to Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett, Pascual-Reyes and Ceja lived together as boyfriend and girlfriend. The escaped girl and the unnamed body have not been officially identified, but authorities say they are Cejas's children.
According to court documents, both "AOGV" and Ceja were killed and dismembered. Ceja was "smothered by a pillow," and "AOGV" was "bludgeoned with hands or feet."
The date of both murders is listed in court documents as July 24.
Court documents further state that Pascual-Reyes cut both corpses into small pieces at the joints in an effort to hide evidence.
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