MORGANTOWN — A mid-February trial date has been set in the civil suit over the murder of Skylar Neese.

Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Susan Tucker issued an order scheduling various deadlines for the suit. The trial is expected to start Feb. 17 and last four days.

Dave and Mary Neese, Skylar’s parents, filed a civil suit against confessed killers Shelia Eddy and Rachel Shoaf, as well as their mothers, Tara Clendenen and Patricia Shoaf.

According to the initial lawsuit, the two killers “willfully, maliciously, deliberately and unlawfully,” murdered Skylar Neese. As a result, the family suffered mental anguish, loss of expected income and other damages.

In July 2012, Eddy and Rachel Shoaf picked Skylar up from her Star City residence. The three girls drove to Pennsylvania, where Eddy and Shoaf stabbed Skylar to death. The Star City teen was left in a wooded area, and her remains weren’t discovered until Shoaf confessed to police months later.

Eddy pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison, though she will be eligible for parole after 15 years. Shoaf pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison, becoming parole-eligible after 10 years. Both women are housed in the Lakin Correctional Center, in West Columbia.