Jury trial set for accused murderer following evaluation

Alex Koehler, 27

A Quincy man facing murder charges in connection to a knife attack last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in Adams County Court.

Alex Koehler, 27, had undergone a psychological fitness evaluation. Details of the evaluation are sealed.

Koehler faces two charges of first degree murder.

Police arrested him July 9 after they say he attacked 56-year-old Robert Owens in the 900 block of Payson Avenue with a knife.

Owens suffered a serious injury and died at Blessing Hospital later that week.

A jury trial for Koehler is scheduled for October 14.

He is being held on a million dollars bond in the Adams County Jail.