Another status hearing has been scheduled for a Leavenworth woman accused of tampering with evidence following an officer-involved shooting.

Another status hearing has been scheduled for a Leavenworth woman accused of tampering with evidence following an officer-involved shooting.

Heather Garcia, 41, is charged with a misdemeanor count of interfering with law enforcement for allegedly tampering with evidence.

She is accused of attempting to hide an opened pocket knife she removed from a vehicle after her husband, Antonio Garcia Jr., was shot July 11 by a police officer in Leavenworth. Authorities believe the knife had been in the possession of Antonio Garcia Jr., according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.

Antonio Garcia Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene.

Heather Garcia has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

She appeared Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court with with her attorney, Christopher Bowers.

Bowers indicated negotiations between the prosecution and defense are ongoing in the case.

“We're still in discussions with the state,” he said.

Assistant County Attorney Joan Lowdon did not object to the scheduling of another status hearing.

The hearing was scheduled for Feb. 14.

District Judge Gunnar Sundby said he will see at that time if the case has been resolved.

The shooting of Antonio Garcia Jr. remains under investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.