Bowles Preliminary Hearing

Posted: Updated: Feb 18, 2011 03:38 PM EST

A man accused of stabbing his wife to death was in Juvenile / Domestic Relations Court Friday morning for a preliminary hearing.

Forty-seven-year-old Barry Bowles is charged with first degree murder after his wife was found dead in their apartment on Sixth Street southwest last September. Police arrested him on the scene.

Since then he has been held in jail without bond.

His trial is now set to begin in May.