A St. Peter man charged with two counts of murder is set to appear in Fayette County Court this afternoon. 24-year old Alexander R. Beccue is scheduled for a motion hearing today at 1pm. After waiving his right to a preliminary hearing in August, a motion hearing was set for October 31st to give defense attorney Ed Deters time to familiarize himself with the case after being retained just a week prior to the first appearance with counsel court date. That motion hearing was continued to November before again being continued to today. Beccue is charged with 2 counts of First Degree Murder as information states that Beccue allegedly “with the intent to kill Joshua K. Smith, shot Joshua K. Smith in the head” with what information from an unlawful possession charge against Beccue states was a .38 revolver handgun. Bond was originally set at $1 million for Beccue who was then remanded to the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections where he has remained since August.