FARMINGTON — A preliminary hearing has been set for the woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death following a daylong argument.
Second District Court Judge David Hamilton set May 10 for a preliminary hearing for Shannon Ryan Sander, 43, of Bountiful. A preliminary hearing is when a judge decides if there is enough evidence for a case to go forward with a trial.
Sander is charged with first-degree felony murder in the Feb. 21 stabbing death of Michael Richard Dunn, 52. She is being held in Davis County Jail without bail.
“Due to the nature of this case, we’re going to need a preliminary hearing,” said her attorney, Mark Arrington.
He said prosecutors have not received much evidence yet from police and he has received nothing.
Sander was arrested in the early morning of Feb. 22 after police found Dunn in his apartment with a stab wound in his torso late on Feb. 21.
Police found Sander walking down the street after an unidentified neighbor called 911 to report a possible stabbing in Dunn’s townhome, police said.
Police also said they believe alcohol may have played a role in the daylong argument that preceded the stabbing.
While being interviewed by investigators, Sander admitted to stabbing Dunn with a kitchen knife after an argument. In the townhome, police found a knife they believe was used in the stabbing.