FAIRFIELD — The case of an accused cop killer has been put on hold until February.
Henry A. Smith Jr., 39, was in court briefly Wednesday, his first time in court since last month when, after a two-day probable cause hearing, he was ordered to stand trial on murder and firearms charges.
The ex-con from Fairfield could possibly face the death penalty if he is found guilty of murdering Vallejo Police Officer Jim Capoot while fleeing from the veteran officer after the Nov. 17, 2011, robbery of a Vallejo bank.
District Attorney Donald A. du Bain has not announced whether he intends to seek the death penalty for Smith. After the probable cause hearing, du Bain said that decision would not be finalized before the end of the year.
Smith was ordered to return to court Feb. 15, 2013. He is in jail without bail.
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