FARMINGTON -- Depending on what information attorneys receive concerning a shooting victim, a trial may be postponed for Joseph Allen Nance.
Nance, 30, appeared before Judge John R. Morris on Monday with his attorney, Todd Utzinger.
Nance is charged with first-degree felony murder and third-degree felony possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
He is accused of shooting is father, Gregory Nance, 52, on March 19, 2011, at the Far West Motel in Kaysville.
Police said Nance shot his father following an argument.
A trial is set for Feb. 15, 20, 21 and 22. Nance is being held in the Davis County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
Morris set Jan. 14 for another hearing so attorneys can tell the court if they plan to submit motions concerning Gregory Nance's criminal history.
Utzinger said he plans to submit a Government Records Access and Management Act request or a subpoena for police reports concerning Gregory Nance's criminal history.
Deputy Davis County Attorney David Cole said he wants the judge to keep the trial dates open, but if the question comes up concerning Gregory Nance's criminal history being admissible to the trial, the judge may need to change the trial dates.
Joseph Nance told police after he was arrested that he shot his father in self-defense.
The elder Nance had kicked his ex-wife and their son out of the motel where 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 and arrested him March 20, 2011.
According to court documents, Gregory Nance does have a history of domestic violence.
His last arrest was in Layton on Dec. 31, 2010. He had been charged with a class B misdemeanor assault, but the case was dismissed following his death.