Trial date set in John Wall murder case

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jul 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-30 21:56:55-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A trial date has been set in the case of a man accused of killing his ex-wife in September of 2011.

John Wall, 50, has pleaded not guilty in the death of University of Utah scientist Uta Von Schedler, who was found dead in a bathtub with Xanax in her system.

Police considered the death suspicious but didn’t charge Wall until April of 2013. The trial, expected to last four weeks, is scheduled to begin February 17, 2015 in the Third District Court in Salt Lake City.

Scheduling the trial date took some time, as attorneys for the defense worked to have an interview with police thrown out while prosecuting attorneys were seeking to have one of Wall’s lawyers dismissed from the case. Click here for details.