Brian Nicholson, Deseret News
Edward Owens, left, makes his first appearance in 2nd District Court in Farmington on Wednesday. Owens is accused of killing Karin Strom in 1980. He will face a preliminary hearing on Aug. 29.

FARMINGTON — A man charged again in a cold-case slaying made his first appearance on the new charges in 2nd District Court on Wednesday.

Edward Lewis Owens, 57, will face a preliminary hearing on Aug. 29, where a judge will decide if there is enough evidence to make him stand trial on a first-degree felony murder charge.

Davis County prosecutors said new DNA evidence led to the refiled charge. Owens is accused of killing 25-year-old Karin Strom in 1980.