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Trial Date Set In Michelle Le Murder Case

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OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – The trial of Giselle Esteban, accused of stalking and killing her former friend Michelle Le, is set for Sept. 17.

That will be one year to the day that the nursing student’s remains were found after she’d been missing for months.

Esteban, 28, appeared in an Oakland courthouse for the motion to set the trial date.

She has entered a not-guilty plea to the murder charge. According to grand jury testimony, Esteban had grown increasingly enraged at a friendship between 26-year-old Le and Scott Marasigan, who has a young daughter with Esteban.

Prosecutors are arguing that Esteban wanted Marasigan to cut off all contact with Le, and when he refused, she became enraged and plotted to kill her friend.

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