MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A trial date has been set for next January for the man accused of killing his 10-year-old son last March.

In a brief hearing, Pierre Collins said he was willing to waive his right to a speedy trial in order to give his lawyers time to prepare to defend him against charges he murdered his son Barway Collins.

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Pierre Collins is accused of killing his son for insurance money and then dumping his bound body in the Mississippi River on March 18.

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Since Barway Collins’ death, WCCO-TV reported that Pierre Collins has been investigated for the abuse of three of his other children, two years before his son’s death.

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Pierre Collins’ next court date will be on October 19. His trial has been set for January 4, 2015.