Lee Evans (l) and Philander Hampton (r) were charged with murder in connection with the boys' disappearance.
A trial date has been set in one of New Jersey's longest-running cold cases.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says it will try the men separately, and it isn't known who will be tried first.
The men have pleaded not guilty to charges they killed the teens in a dispute over missing drugs.
Prosecutors said the men herded the teens at gunpoint into an abandoned building and set it ablaze.
Authorities have said Hampton made statements implicating Evans.
A hearing will be held this month to determine whether Hampton's statements are admissible.