FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man awaiting trial on two murder charges was in court Friday to see if he will have one or two jury trials this summer.
Judge E. Bradley Nelson put off until Jan. 27 a decision on a prosecution request to merge both 0f Warren G. Sloan’s murder cases into a single trial. Sloan’s defense attorney, Robert Warshawsky, wants separate jury trials.
Sloan is accused of shooting and killing 47-year-0ld Clarence James during a botched robbery attempt on the night of March 12, 2012, in the driveway of James’ home on Hayes Street. Sloan is also accused of stabbing and killing 19-year-old Cheynah D. Watson on the night of March 31, 2012, in the backyard of an abandoned home about a block from where James was killed.
Prosecutors believe Sloan likely killed Watson, stabbing her more than 20 times, because she had mocked him over his failed robbery attempt.
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