An Oregon man will stand trial for the murder of his aunt in Redding, and for the attempted murder of his uncle.
That was the ruling from a Shasta County Judge today ... following the preliminary hearing for 31 year old Cody Nash.
Nash is accused in the brutal stabbings of Candace and Bob Watson in their Boston Avenue home, on June 8, 2012.
Police records show Nash claimed to have committed the crimes to "give himself the energy" to commit suicide.
Today prosecutors added the special allegation of "Murder While Lying in Wait" ... which would bring life in prison without the possibility of parole if Nash is convicted.
Also today, a trial date was set for February 25th, 2014. ###