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Hearing for Dustin Coulter in Futch case moved to November
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    The hearing for a man accused of participating in the murder of a Bulloch County couple in the fall of 2005 has been moved to November, according to records with the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office.
    Dustin James Coulter, 25, is scheduled to appear before Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner for a jury trial Nov. 10.
    Two others involved in the case have pleaded guilty. Jerry James Easters, 23, and Alexandria Elizabeth Futch Coulter, 24, Dustin Coulter's wife, each pleaded guilty in June, agreeing to testify about the murders in exchange for sentences of life without parole instead of the death penalty.
    All three were charged with the Nov. 21, 2005 murders of Alexandria Coulter's father and stepmother, Jack  and Paula Futch.  
    The couple were found dead in their Windmere Drive home off Ga. 46 less than a mile from Smithfield Golf Course.  Ms. Coulter and Easters each testified, admitting guilt regarding the deaths, with Easters admitting he stabbed each victim to death.
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