Todd Winkler appeared briefly in court Monday morning to change hearing dates.
A new pre-preliminary date of Oct. 1 at 8:30 a.m. was made with a preliminary hearing date of Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m. The previous preliminary date was vacated.
Judge Douglas C. Phimister also noted that a stipulation would have to be made concerning custodial rights of additional documents that were to be given to the court, which would also require the prosecution to deliver photocopies to the defense. Both sides agreed to the stipulation and the hearing concluded.
Winkler, who has been in custody since Feb. 27, is accused of murdering of his wife, Rachel, while they were fighting over their impending divorce. The fight allegedly ended when Rachel was stabbed in the throat with a pair of scissors. Winkler claims the act was in self-defense after she allegedly pulled the scissors on him, injuring his hands and inner thighs.