Allen Prue and his wife, Patricia Prue, are accused of strangling and beating 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins after luring her out of her house with a ruse about a broken down car in March.
Police say the Waterford couple planned the crime.
Lawyers in a St. Johnsbury courtroom on Friday scheduled Allen Prue's trial for July. He is charged with first-degree murder.
Patricia Prue's trial has been scheduled for May. She is charged with aggravated murder.
Both have pleaded not guilty.