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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