FARMINGTON – A woman accused of stabbing her roommate to death will go to trial in September.
In March, new trial dates of Sept. 29-Oct. 3 were set for Shannon Ryan Sander, accused of stabbing Michael Dunn in Bountiful in 2012.
Sander’s attorney Mark Arrington asked for a continuance to talk to new witnesses who had come forward.
In Tuesday’s appearance before Judge Conners, Arrington told the court his client is ready to face trial.
Second District Judge David Conners had previously slated Sander’s trial for March 31 - April 4.
Sander, 45, allegedly killed Dunn, 55 on Feb. 21, 2012 in his Bountiful apartment, where she had been staying.
Police investigators who testified at a preliminary hearing in September said Sander told them she had stabbed Dunn because he kept groping her, and that she acted in self-defense.
Sander told police she and Dunn had been acquainted for 12 years, and that during the past six years their relationship had been non-sexual. On the day of Dunn’s death, Sander claimed he wanted the relationship to be more than platonic, and that she resisted.
Investigators say Dunn died from a single stab wound to the chest.