FARMINGTON -- A four-day preliminary hearing has been set for Stephanie Sloop, accused of killing her 4-year-old son, Ethan Stacy.
Judge Glen Dawson set Dec. 10-13 for the preliminary hearings for the 30-year-old woman.
"For a variety of reasons, including witness availability and time to get discovery, we're requesting a preliminary hearing sometime in November or December," said Mary Corporon, Stephanie Sloop's defense attorney.
Dawson said at the beginning of Tuesday's status conference hearing that it was time to set a preliminary hearing.
A preliminary hearing is where a judge hears testimony and evidence and determines if there is enough to send the case to trial.
Stephanie Sloop and her husband, Nathanael Sloop, 34, are both accused of murdering Ethan and burying his disfigured body near Powder Mountain in May of 2010.
The boy had come to Utah from Florida to spend the summer with Stephanie Sloop on May 1, 2010.
Nathan Sloop appeared in court on Thursday. At that time Judge Glen Dawson ruled there was enough evidence for Nathan Sloop's case to move forward. A felony arraignment hearing is set for Aug. 13. The Davis County Attorney's Office has filed its intent to seek the death penalty for Nathan Sloop.
The Davis County Attorney's Office has not filed any motion at this time to seek the death penalty for Stephanie Sloop.
The Sloops are each charged with aggravated murder, second-degree felony child abuse, second-degree felony obstruction of justice and third-degree felony abuse or desecration of a body.