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Carpenter homicide trial set for 2014

Posted: Friday, Oct 11th, 2013

Special to the Courier

ALAMOSA — Trial for homicide suspect Gregory Scott Carpenter has been set for April 5 and April 28 to May 2, 2014.

Chief 12th Judicial District Judge Pattie Swift set the dates, as well as some motion deadlines during a hearing in Alamosa District Court Thursday.

Carpenter is accused of shooting Jose Luis Fernandez to death on April 8, 2013, near his home in the Wagon Wheel Trailer Court.

During a hearing in September, defense attorney Matt Meuli told the court that Carpenter was citing the Castle Doctrine or “Make My Day” defense and filed a motion to defense based on that claim.

Swift denied that motion Thursday.

The 50-year-old Carpenter was not present in court and his attorney talked with the judge by telephone. He was unwilling to enter a formal plea without his client present, so the plea will be entered during a motions hearing at 11 a.m., Nov. 6. Deadline for motions will be Nov. 4. Carpenter and his defense counsel will be present then.

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