A Vandalia man charged with attempted murder made an appearance in Fayette County Court on Monday for a preliminary hearing. 49-year old Gregory M. Hill was present in court with public defender Bill Starnes for the preliminary hearing. During the hearing, testimony was heard from two City of Vandalia police officers concerning the initial incident which led to the aggravated domestic battery charge that Hill originally faced as well as information from a supplemental report from the police that led to the amended attempted murder charge. Following the testimony, Judge Don Sheafor found probable cause to proceed with the case. The defendant then entered a plea of not guilty and a pre-trial hearing is now set for October 3 at 10am. Also during the hearing, a defense motion to have all body camera footage and notes from the officers involved preserved was granted. Hill is charged with one count of attempted murder as information states Hill allegedly “with the intent to commit the offense of first degree murder performed a substantial step toward the commission of that offense, in that he, without lawful justification, and with the intent to kill the victim, did throw the victim to the floor and in doing so caused a spinal injury.” The count is a Class X felony and is punishable by 6 to 30 years in prison. Hill does remain in the Fayette County Jail on $750,000 bond.