The prospective arraignment of Robert Pape for the 2006 triple homicide in Piñyon Pines was deferred a month until June 13. This is the fourth postponement of Pape’s arraignment since his arrest in March.
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. Becky’s body was 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 were arrested and charged for these murders. Smith was ordered to return to court for an information arraignment on April 9.
On March 26, Riverside County Judge James Hawkins ordered Cristin 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.