A Calgary man accused of killing the mother of his child will try to get out on bail while he waits for trial.

Jessica Rae Newman

Jessica Rae Newman had been missing since March 2015. (Facebook)

Kevin Rublitz, 30, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Jessica Newman.

On Friday prosecutors and Riblitz's lawyer decided a bail hearing will take place on Sept. 11, 2015. 

"I think there's a decent chance [he'll be released]," said defence lawyer Brendan Miller.

They also set a date in June, 2016 for a preliminary inquiry.

This case started out as a missing persons investigation. Newman was last seen on March 10 in the southeast community of Forest Lawn community.

A work crew discovered her body in a ditch in a rural area north of the city on May 4.

Newman and Rubletz had a child together and had been in conflict over custody.