The Columbian reported that the trial for Matthew E. Starr, 19, is set for Aug. 13.
Starr told authorities he had been target shooting with Joshua Schenk on Feb. 29 near Vancouver Lake when he stumbled and accidentally fired into Schenk's head. Starr said he felt Schenk was suffering so he put another bullet into his head "like you would a deer" to put him out of his misery.
Prosecutors say the killing was premeditated and that Starr took $300 from Schenk's wallet.
The body of the 25-year-old was found March 2.
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