UPDATE: Trial Set for Smyrna Man Accused of Murdering Missing Wife
By Kelli Steele

Cortez Hamilton
A trial date has been set for a Smyrna man accused of killing his wife, who has been missing since January.

An official from the Delaware Department of Justice tells 47 ABC that 32-year-old Cortez Hamilton will face trial on March 14, 2016 for allegedly killing his wife Keisha with a hammer before taking off to Indiana with their two children, who were 4-years-old and 4-months -old at the time.

The children were found to be good condition in January and Hamilton was later extradited to Delaware; however, investigators with the Delaware State Police say as of Monday, Keisha Hamilton is still considered a missing person and the investigation on her status is still ongoing.

Cortez Hamilton faces a host of charges including 1st degree murder and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a deadly weapon; his trial is expected to be held in Kent County Superior Court.

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