SALT LAKE CITY — The attorney for a Salt Lake City pediatrician charged with murdering his ex-wife said Monday he plans to ask for a drastically reduced bail so his client can get out of jail while the case plays out in court.
Prosecutors said if that happens, they want to make sure John Brickman Wall, 49, is forbidden from speaking with his children about the crime.
Wall made his second court appearance Monday since being arrested and charged last month in the September 2011 death of his ex-wife, Uta Von Schwedler. Police called the death of the University of Utah biologist suspicious after she was found drowned in a bathtub, but didn’t file charges until April 25.
During Monday’s short court hearing in Salt Lake City, state court Judge Robin Reese agreed to schedule a bond hearing for May 20 at the request of Wall’s attorney, G. Fred Metos.