Steven Williams court plea discussed in court in the murder of Tricia Todd

Posted at 10:59 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 20:10:56-04

The man accused in the murder of Hobe Sound mother Tricia Todd made a court appearance in Martin County Friday morning.

Last month Steven Williams pleaded guilty to second degree murder in exchange for a 35 year sentence for killing his ex-wife Tricia Todd.

According to the Martin County Sheriff, part of that plea deal was that Williams had to show detectives where he left Tricia Todd's body.

Both sides went to court to discuss that deal and whether the defendant kept his end of it, since investigators have only found partial remains.

Prosecutors were asking the judge to postpone next week's sentencing to give investigators more time to come up with scientific evidence related to the effects of the acid discovered on the remains and whether its possible more remains are out there. 

"We just want to know did he take us to all of Tricia's remains as was bargained for," said the lead prosecutor.

Prosecutors say this evidence will help them determine whether they can argue that Williams upheld his end of the deal.

The defense tried to argue that Williams did comply with the plea agreement and there is no need to push off the sentencing.

The judge ultimately ruled in favor of the prosecution. The sentencing hearing has been pushed back until at least September to allow the state to gather this evidence.