A Vandalia man charged with attempted murder made an appearance in Fayette County Court this week. 48-year old Gregory M. Hill appeared in Fayette County Court earlier this week on a pre-trial appearance. The pre-trial came following court dates in May and June in which the court ruled that access was granted for defense counsel to inspect the property where the alleged crime occurred. Hill is now scheduled for a Motion Hearing on August 28th at 1 pm and discovery is to be completed by September 14th. 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 is also charged with two counts of Aggravated Domestic Battery which are Class 2 felonies and punishable by 3- years in prison. Hill remains in the Fayette County Jail on $750,000 following a motion to reduce bond being denied in May.