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Tentative trial date set for Apex teens

Posted August 27, 2009 12:59 p.m. EDT
Updated August 27, 2009 1:10 p.m. EDT

— The four suspects in the death of an Apex teen might not stand trial before next year, a judge said Thursday.

Allegra Rose Dahlquist, 17, of 601 Walcott Way, Cary; Ryan Patrick Hare, 18; of 100 Walnut Hill Court, Apex; Aadil Shahid Khan, 17, of 901 Bristol Blue St., Apex; and Drew Logan Shaw, 16, of 107 Woolard Way, Apex, each face one count of murder in the death of Matthew Silliman.

Hare and Shaw were also indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit murder.

Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ordered Thursday that all analysis of evidence in the case by the Wake County City County Bureau of Identification be complete by Oct. 15. He set a tentative trial date of March 15, 2010.

Wake County deputies found Silliman's body Dec. 2, 2008, at 4221 Olive Branch Lane – a property owned by members of Dahlquist's family. Arrest warrants said he died Nov. 30; Silliman was reported missing on Nov. 26, and he was the subject of a Silver Alert.

The suspects are believed to have been friends with Silliman, a student at Apex High School. Dahlquist and Khan are seniors at Apex High School, a school district spokesman said. Shaw is a sophomore at Panther Creek. Hare withdrew from Panther Creek in February 2008.