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Warren Sloan III, left, appears in Solano County Superior Court with his attorney, Robert Warshawsky, July 31, 2013. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic file)


Judge sets new trial date for suspect in 2 Fairfield killings

By From page A4 | July 12, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man who faces a pair of murder charges was in court briefly Friday.

Warren H. Sloan III is accused of shooting and killing 47-year-0ld Clarence James during an armed robbery 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 in the backyard of an abandoned home a short distance from a Kentucky Street home where witnesses saw them both earlier in the night of March 31, 2012. Watson was stabbed 26 times.

During the brief court appearance, Judge E. Bradley Nelson postponed the start Sloan’s upcoming jury trial by two weeks, from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2. The murder trial, expected to last four weeks, will be followed by a second murder trial set to get underway Oct. 6.

Sloan, who has pleaded not guilty to both murder charges, is in jail without bail.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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