FARMINGTON -- A 29-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges connected to the fatal shooting of his father in March.
Joseph Allen Nance entered the not guilty pleas in 2nd District Court. He is charged with first-degree felony murder and third-degree felony possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
Another hearing is set for Nov. 9 before Judge John Morris.
Joseph Nance is being held in Davis County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
After Monday's hearing, Nance's attorney, Todd Utzinger, said he is trying to collect all of his client's medical records and mental reports.
"I need all the information I can get about his background," he said.
Utzinger also said "it's too early to make that decision" about whether the case will go forward to a trial or if a plea is being considered.
Police say Nance shot his father, Gregory Nance, at the Far West Motel in Kaysville following an argument in which the elder Nance kicked his ex-wife and their son out of the motel after they had been living with him.
Police say Joseph Nance went back to the motel and shot his father.
After searching all night for Joseph Nance, police found him in a makeshift shelter in Layton.
Police said Nance admitted to shooting his father and claimed self-defense.