Father accused of killing 20-month old daughter set to appear in court

© Stephon Lindsay, 35, is accused of killing his 20-month-old daughter. (

The man accused of killing his 20-month-old daughter is set to appear in court next month. Stephon Lindsay, 35, will have a court appearance April 11th for a preliminary hearing before Etowah County District Judge Will H. Clay. The court has appointed attorneys for Lindsay.

Lindsay was arrested Tuesday night after an investigation began into the disappearance of 20-month-old Maliyah Lindsay. Maliyah's body was discovered off a dead-end road. Her father was charged with capital murder.

The child's family held a funeral Saturday afternoon in Gadsden. They tell ABC 33/40 they believe the murder was part of a religious sacrifice.{} Police have not yet released a motive.