James Paul Turpin, 36, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a two year-old girl, appeared in provincial court in Burton, Monday. A judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for Sept. 23 to 25. 

James Paul Turpin

Preliminary hearing dates have been set for September 23- 25. (Catherine Harrop/CBC)

Two-year-old Kennedy Corrigan suffered a massive brain injury on April 2, 2004, and died a week later at the IWK Hospital in Halifax.

A report on the RCMP's unsolved homicides and suspicious deaths website said that 11 years ago, Kennedy fell in a bathtub at a residence and bumped her head. 

 RCMP allege she was in Turpin's care at the time. 

June 2, when police arrested Turpin, they alleged new evidence had surfaced. In a statement they said medical evidence in 2004 supported the police theory of a non-accidental death, but was not definitive.

Turpin has not entered a plea.

He remains in custody at the Saint John Regional Correctional Centre.