According to the Journal Gazette, a decision on when to set a trial for 39-year-old Michael Plumadore was postponed until February 27. The paper also reported defense attorneys filed a motion, asking the judge to appoint experts in the murder case.
Prosecutors brought formal charges against Plumadore in late December in Allen Superior Court 6. Plumadore was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and moving body from scene.
In an interview with police, Plumadore admitted that he used a brick to hit Lemmon in the head several times. He said he then carried Lemmon's body to his home and used a hack saw to dismember her.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Plumadore said he placed pieces of Lemmon's body in freezer bags before disposing of them in a dumpster at a nearby business.
Lemmon and her two sisters were staying with Plumadore for about a week while their mother was ill. Plumadore was a neighbor and a family friend.