FARMINGTON -- Attorneys plan to go forward with a jury trial set for a woman accused of stabbing a man to death in 2012.
A jury trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 18 and end Nov. 22 for Shannon Ryan Sander, 44.
Sander, who is charged with first-degree felony murder, appeared Tuesday in 2nd District Court.
Police said she stabbed Michael Dunn, 55, on Feb. 21, 2012, in his Bountiful apartment during a fight.
Several officers testified at a preliminary hearing held a year ago that Sander told them she stabbed Dunn because "he pissed her off" because he kept groping her.
Sander told police she and Dunn had known each other for 12 years and, for the last six years, their relationship had been platonic, but on that day, Dunn wanted more than she wanted to give.
Her defense attorney, Mark Arrington had said the relationship between Dunn and Sander had been "tumultuous" for years.
Judge David Connors set Oct. 29 for jury instructions to be filed. A hearing to discuss possible motions is set for Nov. 5.
Sander is being held in Davis County Jail on no bail.
Arrington has said he is considering filing a motion to let prosecutors know the defense will claim Sander stabbed Dunn in self-defense.
Sander had been staying at Dunn's apartment.
At a preliminary hearing held a year ago, Dr. Edward Leis, the state deputy chief medical examiner, said Dunn had only one stab wound, which was in the chest. It went through the rib cage, nicked the lung and punctured the right pumping chamber of the heart.
A toxicology test showed that Dunn's blood-alcohol level was 0.23 at the time of his death.
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