The two men who were indicted in the 1974 triple murders in Windmill Park appeared before Judge Michael Aloi at a pretrial hearing in Fairmont on Tuesday.
Criminal complaints said Eddie Jack Washington and Phillip Reese Bush shot and killed Guy Phillips, Wanda Phillips, and William Cobb nearly 40 years ago.
The defense made several motions at the hearing.
One of the motions included changing the venue of the trials.
Bush appeared by video conference. Washington appeared in person.
The defense made a motion asking Judge Aloi to excuse Bush from attending any additional pretrial motion hearings for medical reasons.
The defense also argued that the case should be dismissed because the indictment wasn't done in a timely manner.
Judge Aloi didn't rule on any of the motions Tuesday.