FAIRFIELD — Accused child killer Anthony L. Jones was in court briefly Friday for the setting of a future hearing date to set a future hearing date.
Jones was ordered to be back in court June 23 when a date may be set for a hearing on defense attorney requests to get court orders requiring prosecutors to turn over some evidence while also trying to bar other evidence from being considered at future hearings.
He is accused of kidnapping, raping, sodomizing and strangling 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen in February 2013.
Jones is currently scheduled for probable cause hearing in July for a special circumstances murder charge that could result in the death penalty. Jones’ defense attorneys said Friday they will almost certainly not be prepared for the hearing because prosecutors have only recently shared some of the evidence related to the case.
Judge E. Bradley Nelson said the hearing may be rescheduled to August.
District Attorney Donald A. du Bain has not said whether or not his office will seek the death penalty for Jones.
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