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Trial for 2012 Fairfield homicide delayed until December

pigues hearing, 7/8/13

Zavier A. Pigues, right, appears in Solano County Superior Court for his probable cause hearing with his attorney Robert Boyle, July 8, 2013, in Fairfield. Pigues is the suspect in the October 2012 shooting death of Brian Beaufort in Fairfield. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic file)

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From page A4 | June 06, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — The suspect in the 2012 shooting death of a Fairfield man in the driveway of his Oceanic Court home had his upcoming murder trial postponed for six months.

Zavier A. Pigues, 23, was in court briefly Thursday when a judge granted his attorney’s request for the delay and rescheduled the trial to get underway Dec. 1.

Police testimony at Pigues’ probable cause hearing described Pigues getting into a heated argument with Brian Beaufort, 30, at approximately 3 a.m. Oct. 28, 2012, in front of Beaufort’s home.

Pigues left the area briefly and then returned to retrieve a pair of glasses he had left behind during the scuffle, according to testimony. A short time later, friends inside the home heard gunshots and discovered Beaufort mortally wounded in the driveway of the home.

Beaufort, an eight-year Marine Corps veteran who was the boyfriend of Pigues’ sister, died a short time later at a nearby hospital.

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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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  • WHAT A JOKEJune 06, 2014 - 6:46 am

    Continuance for SIX months?! This crime was committed in 2012, why does Solano County allow these trials to drag on for literally years and years?

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  • GemmaJune 06, 2014 - 7:29 am

    @What-This is par for the course for the office whose name I can't type out or the DR won't post my comment. The court system here is a friggen joke. I'm sure come Nov, he'll ask for and probably get another continuance.

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