The prospective arraignments of Robert Pape and Cristin Smith for the 2006 triple homicide in Piñyon Pines were deferred until June 27 and June 20, respectively. This is the fifth postponement of Pape’s arraignment since his arrest in March.
Pape’s attorney requested to defer the arraignment and the District Attorney’s office did not oppose.
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 at their Pinyon home. Becky’s body was found burning in a wheelbarrow outside the house. The other bodies were found inside the burning house.
On March 11 this year, both Pape and Smith were arrested and charged with the murders. Smith was ordered to return to court for an information arraignment on April 9.
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.