FAIRFIELD — A court hearing on a prosecution attempt to consolidate charges against a man suspected in two Fairfield killings last year has been delayed to Oct. 28.
The defense attorney for Fairfield resident Warren Sloan III sought additional time Monday to review the consolidation motion sought by District Attorney’s Office. The judge granted the request.
Sloan, 42, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in two violent deaths in separate incidents in early 2012.
He allegedly stabbed 19-year-old Cheynah D. Watson on March 31, 2012, in the backyard of an abandoned home on Fourth Street. Sloan is also accused of shooting and killing 47-year-0ld Clarence James during a robbery three weeks earlier on March 12, 2012, in the driveway of James’ home on Hayes Street.
Sloan has been ordered to stand trial in both cases; after a three-day probably cause hearing in July in connection with James’ death, and after a six-day probable cause hearing in April in connection with Watson’s death. He remains in jail without bail.
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