FARMINGTON -- Two new sources of evidence against Nathan Sloop have caused his preliminary hearing to be cancelled.
Sloop, and his wife Stephanie, 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 in connection with the death of 4-year-old Ethan Stacy.
Ethan was Stephanie's son, who came to visit in May of 2010.
Nathan Sloop appeared before Judge Michael G. Allphin in the 2nd District Court in Farmington on Friday for a status conference hearing.
"We have a couple of evidentiary issues we'd like to deal with before the hearing," said Sloops' attorney Richard Mauro.
David Cole, criminal division chief for the Davis County Attorney's office, said the two pieces of new information were received after charges were filed against the Sloops.
"We'd like to present that evidence at the preliminary hearing and at an open public trial," Cole said. "The defense would like a chance to have that information suppressed prior to us presenting it in public. We think that is a fair process,"
The defense will have until Feb. 14 to file their motions.
Nathan Sloop is also charged with third-degree felony damaging a jail.
The judge set June 27 for a roll call hearing.