Updated: Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011, 12:30 PM MDT
Published : Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011, 12:30 PM MDT
CARRIZOZO, N.M. (KRQE) - A trial date has been set for two 15-year-old girls accused of smothering to death their foster mother.
Alexis Shields and Desiree Linares will stand trial in early December in state District Court in Carrizozo.
The two were arrested in June in Carlsbad and charged with murdering Evelyn Miranda, 53, at their home in San Patricio and then stealing her car, cell phone and laptop.
Both girls have pleaded not guilty.
If they're convicted and sentenced as adults they face life in prison.