February 21 could be the day that a Lincoln County judge makes a ruling in the murder case against Jason Napier. Napier is accused of beating his ex-girlfriend's son Nathaniel to death in 2009. February 21 is when there's a pretrial conference scheduled, and the judge has been asked to decide if allowing the defense to see Jessica Noble's medical records. She's Nathaniel's mother, and is serving a 15 year sentence for her part in the four year old's death. She agreed to testify against Napier for a lesser sentence in the case. The defense says Noble's records are necessary to defend Napier.