A court hearing is scheduled for May 9 in the case of a 23-year-old man charged with manslaughter in the hit-and-run death 15 months ago of a Camden woman who was a University of Maine student.

Penobscot County District Attorney Chris Almy said a dispositional hearing on Garrett Cheney of South Berwick is scheduled for May 9. At that hearing, a trial date may be set.

Cheney was indicted in April 2010 by a grand jury for manslaughter, aggravated operating under the influence, and leaving the scene of an accident in connection to the Jan. 30, 2010, death of 20-year-old Jordyn Bakley.

Bakley was a 2007 graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School. She majored in elementary education and was adding a second major in women’s studies while at the University of Maine. She was also involved in various humanitarian projects, according to her obituary published last year.

Almy said it was not untypical for a case this involved to take more than a year to go to trial.

At the time of Cheney’s arrest last year, law enforcement officials said the defendant was driving under the influence of alcohol when he struck Bakley while she was walking on Middle Street in Orono. After striking her and leaving the scene, law enforcement officials said Cheney got into another accident in Etna.

Police initially arrested Cheney for the Etna crash and impounded his Chevrolet Silverado. Police spent the next few months collecting evidence and talking with witnesses before presenting the case to the grand jury, which issued the indictment.

Cheney has pleaded not guilty.

The trial is expected to last a week and is scheduled for Penobscot County Superior Court.