Howard Richmond, a warrant officer in the Canadian Forces, sat upright at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre as he stated his name for the record and answered "yes, sir" when spoken to.
Richmond's lawyers — Joseph Addelman and Jason Gilbert — said they're still waiting for disclosure in the case and it could be some time before a bail hearing is set.
Melissa Richmond, 28, was reported missing from the couple's Winchester, Ont., home on July 24.
Her vehicle was recovered two days later in the parking lot of a suburban Ottawa shopping centre, and her body was found in a nearby ravine.
Howard Richmond — who has said he suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is due back in court on Aug. 20.