Matthew Tucker had been scheduled to be sentenced on Monday for the 2014 death of his mother in Oak Bay, but that suddenly changed and a judge has ordered him to stand trial.

Tucker had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Dorothy Tucker, 53, whose body was found by hunters 10 days after she was reported missing in November of 2014.

This is not the first time that the case has turned suddenly.

Tucker, 35, originally pleaded not guilty was going to go to trial, but changed his mind, and his plea.

On Monday, Court of Queen's Bench Justice Darrell Stephenson then ordered him to stand trial based on information that emerged in the hearing.

Details of evidence presented at the hearing are now subject to a publication ban.