A 33-year-old Provo man charged with trying to kill his wife in July will face trial in 4th District Court Dec. 12.

Faitau Owen Tipa, 33, pleaded not guilty on Friday to attempted second-degree murder, a second-degree felony, in the July 15 shooting of Edna Tipa, who has since recovered.Fourth District Judge Cullen Y. Christensen had postponed the defendant's trial pending results of mental examinations to determine his competency to proceed. Tipa has argued all along that he is competent to stand trial as well as aid in his own defense.