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.
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