They caught a glimpse for the first time of Craig Wood on a video screen from the jail.
Wood heard and agreed to understanding the three felony counts against him, including first degree murder.
Wood is being represented by Chris Hatley, a public defender, at this time. County Prosecutor Todd Myers says the investigation shows wood had a million-dollar trust and can afford his own attorney. Judge Dan Imhoff said that will be decided later.
Wood will be back in court on March 19. A preliminary hearing is set for April 7.
Hatley filed a motion to preserve all notes taken during the investigation that was granted.