Court Hearing Set in Suspected Indiana Serial Killings

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – Attorneys in the case of a northwest Indiana man charged with strangling two women and suspected of killing five others are due in court.

Judge Diane Boswell could set a trial date on Friday for Darren Vann. He may face the death penalty if he's convicted in the deaths of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy and 35-year-old Anith Jones. 

Police have said Vann confessed to having killed seven women whose remains were found in October, but so far he's only been charged in two deaths.

Lake County prosecutors filed the death penalty request in April. 

Hardy was found strangled in a Hammond motel on Oct. 17. While being questioned by police in her death, Vann led investigators to the bodies of Jones and five other women in abandoned homes scattered across Gary.