TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A federal judge has ordered the government to decide by late July if it will seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing Terre Haute Police Detective Greg Ferency.

The judge set a pre-trial status conference in the case of Shane Meehan for July 28.

Meehan was indicted by an Indianapolis Grand Jury with the murder of a federal officer, attempted arson of federal property and using a firearm during a crime of violence causing death.

Ferency was also an FBI task force officer.

He was killed outside the FBI Terre Haute Office on July 7, 2021.