SAC CITY - The trial for a man accused of killing his mother has been set by a Sac County judge.
Kirk R. Levin, 21, will go on trial for first-degree murder beginning April 10 in Sac City.
Levin pleaded not guilty to the charge Monday.
He's accused of killing his mother, Marilyn Schmitt, 45, at her Early farmhouse on Jan. 3.
The farmhouse is located at 2242 Ira Ave.
According to the criminal complaint, Levin stabbed and choked Schmitt during the crime.
Levin, who had been released from prison on a burglary conviction just 36 hours earlier, is being held in the Sac County Jail on $1 million bond.
After the murder, it's alleged that Levin went to Storm Lake and asked a 21-year-old woman there to give him a ride. At some point, according to the criminal complaint, Levin told the woman that she was being kidnapped, and he refused to let her leave the car.
It's alleged Levin took the woman to Schmitt's farmhouse before driving off again with her. She was able to get away from Levin and contacted Sac County sheriff's deputies.
It was during that investigation that deputies found Schmitt's body.
Levin was charged with assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, assault while participating in a felony and third-degree kidnapping in that case.
He has not made a plea in that case.