Philip Wayne Pynn and Lyndon Malcolm Butler have been ordered to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Nick Winsor July 9, 2011.
Provincial court Chief Judge Mark Pike filed his decision Tuesday on evidence presented during a preliminary inquiry that wrapped up in provincial court in July.
The two will be arraigned in Newfoundland Supreme Court at a later date.
Pynn, 26, and Butler, 22, were jointly charged in Winsor’s death that occurred at Winsor's home on Portugal Cove Road in St. John's.
The two accused also face a charge of attempted murder.
Details from a preliminary inquiry are subject to a publication ban.
Butler is currently out on bail, while Pynn remains incarcerated in Her Majesty's Penitentiary.
Jonathan Eugene Rowe, who was arrested and charged with accessory to murder in April, was granted bail last month.
His preliminary inquiry is scheduled for Sept. 24-Oct. 5.