A Dec. 20 preliminary hearing has been set for Laura K. Mooney, who has been been charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of her husband.

Mooney, 26, is charged with shooting her husband, Randy Clark Mooney, 32, Redmond, Ore., in the face during an altercation at a Midvale motel, Dec. 7. Midvale Police Capt. Dan Pearson said the couple was apparently involved with a domestic dispute when the shooting occurred. Randy Mooney died three days later.The Oregon couple had stopped at the motel en route from Colorado, Pearson said. Witnesses said the couple had been arguing prior to the shooting. Mrs. Mooney summoned police to the motel following the incident. She was booked into the Salt Lake County jail where she remains in custody.