A trial readiness conference has been set for Robert Pape, 28, and Cristin Conrad Smith, 28, two men charged with a 2006 triple homicide in Pinyon. In late October, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz ruled there was sufficient evidence to try Pape and his co-defendant Smith.
The trial readiness conference is scheduled for Feb. 24.
Both men have pleaded not guilty to the crimes.
The murders of Jon Hayward, Vicki Friedli and Vicki’s daughter Becky occurred on Sept. 17, 2006, in Pinyon Pines. Becky’s body was found burning in a wheelbarrow outside the house. The other bodies were found inside the burning home.