Alleged serial killer Shawn Lamb was back in a Winnipeg courtroom Thursday, hoping to have his trial date bumped up.

Lamb, 53, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder in June 2012 in connection with the deaths of Carolyn Sinclair, 25, Tanya Jane Nepinak, 31, and Lorna Blacksmith, 18.

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Shawn Lamb appeared in a Winnipeg courtroom on Thursday. (Winnipeg Police Service)

On Thursday, Lamb’s lawyer made a procedural move to expedite Lamb’s court date. "Mr. Lamb has been in custody since June 2012," said lawyer Martin Glazer.

Glazer offered a "consent committal" to two counts of second-degree murder, meaning Lamb agreed to skip a preliminary hearing and go straight to trial for charges in deaths of Blacksmith and Sinclair.

The third charge of second-degree murder for Nepinak will be dealt with in Oct. 25 in a Winnipeg courtroom.

Glazer said the move was "in Shawn Lamb’s best interest and serves the interest of justice."