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Court Appearance Set In Nevada Church Killing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 48-year-old northern Nevada man accused of fatally shooting a longtime volunteer firefighter in the Mormon church they both attended now has a court date on a murder charge.

John K. O'Connor is scheduled to make his initial appearance at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in New River Township Justice Court in Fallon.

O'Connor is accused of killing 61-year-old Charles E. "Bert" Miller and shooting his brother, Duane Miller of Utah, in the ankle during Sunday's services in Fallon 60 miles east of Reno.

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O'Connor later surrendered at his home about a block away.

Police say they knew each other from the church. But investigators have been unable to establish any possible motive for the slaying.

It's not clear if O'Connor has a lawyer or will be appointed one Wednesday.

Fallon police and city officials declined repeated requests for comment on Tuesday.