A pretrial conference for Joshua King, Demetric Vance and Donnie Corley has been pushed back from Oct. 25 to Nov. 16.

The announcement comes in the wake of news that the trio may negotiate a plea deal with prosecutors.

King, Vance, and Corley are scheduled to stand trial for sexual assault charges later this fall.

Christopher Haxel and Matt Mencarini of the Lansing State Journal reported today that lawyers representing the three are exploring their options.

According to Haxel and Mencarini, Shannon Smith, a lawyer representing King, said a plea was on the table. So far, neither side has reached an agreement.

No further specifics of a potential plea bargain were discussed.

The three were arrested in June after a long investigation into a Jan. 16 incident that occurred in a university apartment.

King's charges carry up to a life sentence. Vance and Corley could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.