A three-day jury trial has been set for July 17 to 19, 2018, for Laterrius Triplett, who is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the death of 30-year-old Brent Johnson of Cape Girardeau. Judge Michael Gardner set the trial date during Triplett’s appearance Monday in circuit court in Jackson. Assistant Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney Angel Woodruff told the judge she has several homicide cases scheduled for trial in the coming months and could not prosecute the case any sooner. Triplett and Richard L. Jenkins of Cape Girardeau are charged in connection with the Sept. 28, 2016, shooting death of Johnson. Jenkins faces the same felony charges as Triplett, plus a felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.