No date for that criminal trial has been set, but the custody case is set to be heard June 1.
Currently, Nancy Cooper's family has temporary custody of the couple's two daughter. According to documents, they say they want permanent custody sooner rather than later.
Nancy Cooper was found murdered last July in an unfinished subdivision in Cary. The discovery came several days after she was reported missing.
In October, police arrested Brad Cooper at the couple's Cary home in connection with the case. A hearing on the motions in the custody case will be held on Friday.