ST. GEORGE — A man charged with murder in the death of a Washington County man made a brief appearance in 5th District Court on Tuesday.

Court records indicate a judge ordered the Washington County Sheriff's Office to turn over documents and evidence to defense lawyers for Edgar Navarro, 26, who is facing a charge of first-degree felony murder in the death of Mark Batin, 27.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies said Navarro is accused of shooting Batin in January, then leaving his body near the Utah-Arizona border. Another court hearing for Navarro now scheduled for Jan. 8, 2008.

He remains in the custody of the Purgatory Jail.