The prospective arraignment of Robert Pape, 25, for the 2006 triple homicide in Pinyon Pines was deferred a month until May 16. This is the third postponement of Pape’s arraignment since his arrest in March.
On March 26, Riverside County Judge James Hawkins ordered Smith to stand trial for the murders. However, his lawyers are filing a motion to dismiss the case, which will be heard later this month.
On the night of Sept. 17, 2006, Becky Friedli, 18, her mother, Vicki Friedli, 53, and Vickie’s boyfriend, Jon Hayward, 55, were found dead with Becky’s body found burning in a wheelbarrow outside the house. The other bodies were found inside the burning home.
On March 11 this year, both Pape and Cristin Smith, also 25, were arrested and charged for these murders. Smith was ordered to return to court for an information arraignment on April 9.