A Solano County Superior Court docket trial date has been set for a 47-year-old Woodland man charged in a 2018 tried homicide by which the defendant allegedly used a machete to assault an aged man in rural Fairfield.
Brandon Clark Foster was scheduled to look Could 18 in Division 4 to face a jury trial, however Decide E. Bradley Nelson reset it 10 a.m. June 15 within the Corridor of Justice in Fairfield.
However Foster first faces a trial administration convention at 1:30 p.m. June 11, additionally in Division 4, court docket information present.
Earlier than these most up-to-date settings, court docket dates within the case had been postponed greater than as soon as. In latest months, the coronavirus pandemic and lowered court docket operations compelled attorneys and judges to reschedule proceedings, in accord with public well being directives and advisories issued by the county, state and the state Supreme Court docket.
However because the state and area’s hospitalization and dying charges proceed to fall as vaccination charges improve, jury trials seemingly will transfer ahead as scheduled.
The most recent dates in Foster’s felony case come effectively greater than a yr after Nelson rescheduled the defendant’s trial as a result of the sufferer’s spouse died within the early hours of Jan. 8, 2020, simply as some 50 potential jurors gathered for a range course of.
In the course of the January continuing, after the potential jurors left the courtroom, Nelson reminded Foster that he confronted two life sentences if convicted at trial as a result of he had withdrawn his not-guilty plea by cause of madness.
Foster is charged with utilizing a machete in March 2018 to assault Bobby R. Watson, 74 on the time.
The assault left Watson with life-threatening accidents and the near-amputation of a thumb, alleged crimes that got here to vivid gentle throughout a preliminary listening to greater than 2 1/2 years in the past.
Foster, whose arrest and conviction file for theft, drug possession and DUI, amongst different crimes relationship again to 1992, has pleaded not responsible to expenses of premeditated tried homicide, aggravated mayhem, and cruelty to an elder with danger of nice bodily damage.
In the course of the mid-October 2018 preliminary listening to, Deputy District Legal professional Mary Nguyen referred to as on witnesses, a few of whom mentioned they noticed Foster assault Watson on or close to Abernathy Highway. Foster allegedly first attacked him exterior his dwelling when Watson went to examine on an surprising energy shut-off, for which Foster, investigators imagine, was accountable.
Court docket information point out Solano County Sheriff’s deputies arrived within the space of Abernathy and Rockville roads shortly earlier than 10 a.m. after receiving a report of an assault with a lethal weapon. First responders discovered Watson affected by main cuts over his total physique. By that point, Foster reportedly had fled the scene.
The sufferer and witnesses gave authorities an outline of the defendant.
Round 10:30 a.m., deputies discovered Foster hiding in a close-by orchard and the machete believed to have been used within the assault. He was arrested and booked into Solano County Jail, with bail set at $1 million.
Foster has been represented by Deputy Public Defender Jeanette Garcia, in response to court docket information.