Burke's court-martial hearing gets new date

A general court-martial for Sgt. Brent Burke has been rescheduled for May 2 after a continuance was accepted by the military judge and was agreed to by both the government and defense counsel.

A grand jury indicted Burke in the September 2007 murders of his soon-to-be ex-wife and her former mother-in-law.

Three children, two of them Burke's, hid out in a closet while the murders happened.

Burke, a 1996 Unity High School graduate, was stationed in Kentucky as a member of the U.S. Army.

He served in Afghanistan.

In addition to the murder charges, he faces counts of child endangerment, burglary, and cruelty to animals for allegedly shooting the family's dog.