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Trial date set for one of four people accused of FAU student's murder

Posted at 10:38 AM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 10:38:25-04

A judge sets a trial date for a man charged with the first-degree murder of a Florida Atlantic University student.

Boca Raton police say Alexander Gillis is one of four people who robbed and killed 19-year-old Nicholas Acosta who lived at the University Park apartments off NW 20th Street.  

They say cell phone records helped link Gillis to the crime.

Thursday Gillis went before a judge who set his trial for September 19th.

Less than a month ago, co-defendant Rodrick Woods pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder, burglary and robbery with a firearm.

Woods pleaded guilty in hopes of a lesser sentence; prosecutors say he agreed to testify against the others charged in the case.