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Posted: Friday, February 2, 2007 1:30 pm | Updated: 6:48 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

PHOENIX - A Phoenix judge on Friday set a trial date for accused serial killer Mark Goudeau in assaults on two women.

Goudeau, who is being charged in the Baseline Killer case, will go to trial June 25 in the sexual assaults of two sisters at a park in southwest Phoenix.

The 42-year-old faces is charged with 94 crimes in all, including nine counts of first-degree murder and 15 counts of sexual assault. It was unclear when Goudeau would go to trial for the other sexual assault and murder charges.

Superior Court Judge Andrew Klein on Friday refused to grant a change of venue sought by the defense.

Defense attorney Corwin Townsend has said Goudeau has little chance of a fair trial in a city where the mayor already has labeled him a "violent monster," and police have publicly said they're certain he's the killer who terrorized residents for more than a year.

Klein said Friday he would revisit the motion to change venues if he hears any prejudicial comments from attorneys or public officials coming through the media.

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