A preliminary hearing is set for October 7th, for a Meaford area man who is charged with murder.
43 year old David Myles Brinton of no fixed address, had another court appearance recently, where the judge remanded him in custody until the fall.
Grey County OPP charged Brinton with 2nd degree murder after 49 year old Robert Lawrence Hampson of Meaford was found dead at a home on Grey Road 18, south of Woodford in mid-January.
Police spent days at Hampson's farm house investigating the murder.
The cause of death has never been released -- and there is a publication ban in the case.
Brinton's lawyer reportedly said it was a case of self defence.
The suspect is being held at Penetanguishene Jail.