Jerrison Stopanski (stah-PAN'-skee) has been in custody since June when he was charged with second-degree murder.
His arrest came just days after Medicine Hat College student Amy Lewis was reported missing.
The 23-year-old's body has not been found.
Stopanski, who is 34, is to return to court Dec. 11.
A date for a preliminary hearing is to be set at that time.