MAYVILLE – Trial has been set to begin March 11 for four men charged with killing a Chautauqua County couple earlier this year in their Town of Carroll home.

A Chautauqua County Court judge set the date for the men who are charged with murder in the slayings of Gordon and Joyce Skinner.

Firefighters responding to a blaze at the couple’s home April 17 found the bodies.

Four men from Elmira, ranging in age from 18 to 34, have been charged with second-degree murder in the killings. All four are being held in the county jail.

Officials say the Skinners were stabbed to death.