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Trial to start Nov. 1 in Castlewood slayings case

Ernest Scherer III stands accused of murdering his parents

A trial date for accused killer Ernest Scherer III has been set for Nov. 1 in Alameda County court.

Scherer is accused of murdering his parents Charlene Abendroth and Ernest Scherer Jr. in their Castlewood home in March 2008.

Police arrested him 11 months later in Las Vegas although he had beern a "person of interest" since the slayings.

--Jeb Bing

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