BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a former Boston University medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist is expected to take place in March 2011.

Prosecutors and lawyers for Philip Markoff agreed Tuesday on a tentative date of March 14. Markoff was not at the hearing in Suffolk Superior Court.

Markoff has pleaded not guilty in the April 2009 fatal shooting of Julissa Brisman, of New York City, and the armed robbery of a Las Vegas woman, both at Boston hotels.

An Aug. 4 hearing is set for a planned defense motion to suppress Markoff's statement to police the day he was arrested. Markoff's lawyer also plans to ask the judge not to require Markoff's presence at that hearing.