The June trial date of a St. Peter man charged with murder has been vacated following an appearance in Fayette County Court on Tuesday. 24-year old Alexander R. Beccue of St. Peter appeared with defense attorney Ed Deters with the matter being continued and reset for a June 12 pre-trial hearing. With the continuance, the original June trial date has been vacated and a new trial date has been set for August 20. 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 allegedly a .38 revolver handgun. Beccue remains in the Fayette County jail on $1 million bond.