FARMINGTON -- Stephanie Sloop's defense attorney has asked a judge to order Sloop's therapist to hand over medical records.
Mary Corporon filed a motion in 2nd District Court on July 1 requesting the judge grant "an order compelling Dr. Rob Pramann, Ph.D., to comply with the subpoena served" by the defense.
Stephanie Sloop, 28, and her husband, Nathanael Sloop, 32, both of Layton, are charged with aggravated murder in the death of Stephanie's 4-year-old son, Ethan Stacy.
Ethan came to Utah on May 1, 2010, to spend the summer with his mother. He died on May 9, 2010. His disfigured body was found buried near Powder Mountain two days later.
According to the documents Corporon filed on July 1, Stephanie Sloop signed an authorization form that was given to Pramann to release her medical records to Corporon.
Pramann sent a letter to Corporon stating "the records she requested would not be provided because the identified records are classified as private and protected."
According to the court documents, the records requested refer to Stephanie Sloop, and she "is the subject of the records and is entitled to the records."
The records "are relevant to determination of (Stephanie Sloop's) guilt or innocence, and the appropriate range of punishment if convicted," according to court documents.
Pramann's attorney has not yet filed a response to Corporon's motion.
Prosecutors filed a motion in April that the Sloops made statements to the therapist "before and shortly after Ethan (Stacy's) murder," discussing the boy's behavior and physical state.
Defense attorneys for both Stephanie and Nathanael Sloop filed motions in April to quash the subpoena from prosecutors seeking medical records and testimony from Pramann, a psychologist with offices in Ogden and Sandy.
Attorneys have agreed that some communications between Pramann and the Sloops were privileged between a doctor and patient.
An evidentiary hearing for Stephanie Sloop is set for July 27, where attorneys will argue whether evidence found in a jail cell can be admissible. A three-day evidentiary hearing for Nathanael Sloop is set for July 27-29.