PHOENIX (AP) -- A judge has scheduled an Aug. 4 trial for an Arizona woman charged with murder in the disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter.
Judge Rosa Mroz of Maricopa County Superior Court set the trial date Monday during a pretrial conference for Jerice Hunter.
Her lawyers have spent months reviewing evidence handed over by prosecutors.
Glendale police claim Jhessye (jesse) Shockley was killed and her body put in a Tempe trash bin before Hunter reported her daughter missing on Oct. 11, 2011.
The 39-year-old Hunter was arrested last September. She maintains she is innocent and has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and child abuse.
A 96-day search at a Phoenix-area landfill in 2012 without finding the girl's remains.
Jhessye Shockley Case