A Utah State Prison inmate accused of murdering an elderly woman last August faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 15 in 3rd Circuit Court.

Daniel R. Troyer, 29, was arraigned Thursday before Judge Michael Hutchings on charges of first-degree murder, burglary and being a habitual criminal.Troyer is accused of killing Ethel G. Luckau, 88, in her home, 357 E. 17th South, on Aug. 17. An autopsy determined Luckau had died of asphyxiation, according to the probable cause statement accompanying the charges.