Peter Beckett will remain remanded in custody as his first-degree murder charge was adjourned until later this month.
The Westlock man was scheduled to have a bail hearing Sept. 27 in B.C. Provincial Court in Salmon Arm, but the issue was not dealt with.
Instead, he is scheduled to appear again Oct. 25 to enter an election and plea.
He stands accused of murder in relation to the 2010 drowning death of his wife, Laura Letts-Beckett.
Beckett was arrested Aug. 12, 2011 following a year-long investigation into the death of his wife, a former Dapp school teacher, who drowned Aug. 18, 2010 near Shelter Bay Provincial Park in B.C.
At the time of her death, RCMP said the two were on a boat near Shelter Bay Provincial Park when Letts Beckett fell in the water.
She was not wearing a life jacket and could not swim. Police announced in July they were still investigating her death, and made the arrest a month later.