A judge has ordered a man to stand trial on murder charges in the killing of another man nearly nine years ago.

Eric DeBooth was in court Wednesday for his preliminary hearing on charges of first and third degree murder.

He was arrested in May in connection with the shooting death of Randall Minggia outside the Whipping Post Pub in the 500 block of Mulberry Street in Reading in October 2002.

At the time of his arrest, DeBooth was behind bars in a state prison in Greene County, Pa., on unrelated weapons charges.