Published: May 22, 2013 11:23 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  Dustin Jaye returned to a Lee County courtroom this morning.

Jaye is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Debra Striano. She was found dead inside her home in the Three Oaks community in July of 2012.

Attorneys for Jaye say they need more time to prepare for the case. They're expected back in court, October 8th.

Jaye's uncle, Billy Ray Retherford, was also accused in Striano's death, but he was killed in a shoot out with law enforcement.