A man accused of fatally stabbing the mother of his child inside the Seattle Center Armory last November appeared in King County Superior Court on Thursday, where a case-setting hearing was postponed until March 7.

David Lee Morris, 30, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Gabriella Garcia, whom Morris is accused of stabbing multiple times in front of their 5-year-old son on Nov. 2, 2018.

Officers found Garcia, 28, near MOD Pizza in the Armory, with multiple lacerations to her neck. She died shortly after arriving at Harborview Medical Center, according to the police report. She’d had a protection order against Morris at the time.

A bystander held him at gunpoint outside until police arrived, and another man pepper sprayed him. He was arrested after police tased him twice because he allegedly would not drop the knife.

Morris allegedly told investigators he had killed Garcia to make a better life for his 5-year-old son, and that he had considered doing so in April or May, but decided to try to fix their relationship, according to the report.

He reportedly told investigators he did not like Garcia bringing other men into their son’s life and, because he knew he wouldn’t get custody, he believed Garcia dying was best for the child.

Morris pleaded not guilty on Nov. 21. Eight days later public defender Carey Huffman withdrew as his attorney, and Morris is now represented by attorney Reid Burkland.

Morris waived his right to a speedy trial on Jan. 10, according to court documents, as the police investigation and negotiations continued.