Child starvation defendant Matthew Dotson made an appearance in Roane County Criminal Court on Friday.
A Roane County grand jury indicted him and his wife, Amanda Dotson, for first-degree murder in June. They are accused of starving their 2-year-old son, Clifford, to death.
Matthew Dotson was released from jail on a $100,000 bond on June 29. Amanda Dotson remains in custody on a $100,000 bond.
Assistant District Attorney General Bill Reedy said pretrial motions are scheduled to be heard in the case in March.