A preliminary hearing that was to have been held Wednesday (June 25) has been moved, in a first degree murder case in Geary County District Court. Anthony Nichols faces the charge in the shooting death of Anthony Nixon, 37, of Junction City last September. His preliminary hearing is now set for July ninth. Nichols also faces a first degree murder charge in Riley County, in the stabbing death of John Burroughs, 68, which occurred about the same time as the Nixon death in Geary County. That preliminary hearing is set for July 16th.