A pretrial hearing for former Methodist pastor Arthur Schirmer headlines today's schedule in Lebanon County court rooms.President Judge John Tylwalk will listen to arguments from District Attorney David Arnold and Chief Public Defender Brian Deiderick, who represents Schirmer, who is charged with criminal homicide. Schirmer, 65, is accused of killing his first wife, Jewel, in their North Lebanon Township home in 1999.During a pretrial hearing, attorneys explain why testimony and/or evidence should or should not be admitted during a trial. Other legal issues could be addressed orally or via written briefs. Schirmer's trial is tentatively scheduled for October.A preliminary hearing was held in Lebanon in December 2012.Schirmer was found guilty in January 2013 of killing his second wife, Betty Jean, and staging a car crash in Pocono Township, Monroe County, to cover up the crime in 2008. He was sentenced in March 2013 to life in prison. He has appealed that conviction.Jewel Schirmer died at the Hershey Medical Center on April 24, 1999, a day after sustaining what doctors called a traumatic brain injury. Arthur Schirmer told police he found his wife at the bottom of the basement stairs of their North Lebanon Township home when he came home from jogging.At the time of Jewel Schirmer's death, the couple lived at 915 Skyline Drive. Schirmer was a pastor at Bethany United Methodist Church of Lebanon. He was pastor there for 22 years before moving to Reeders, Monroe County, in 2001.In other court rooms today, Judge Samuel Kline will preside over a custody trial and Judge Charles Jones Jr. will handle bench warrants and juvenile delinquency hearings.