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Double murder suspect in court for the second time


BRAWLEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The suspect accused of murdering an elderly couple in their Brawley home made his second appearance in court.

Brandon Hamlin made an appearance for his pretrial hearing.

Hamlin's defense team is asking for more time in what the senior deputy district attorney calls a complex case.

“There is a voluminous amount of discoveries as you can imagine in this case and so the defense attorney needs time to go over that. There are still reports coming in about this case and so there will be essentially more discoveries as we keep going along through the investigation phase of that,” stated Senior Deputy District Attorney Margaret Tafoya.    

Both sides agreed to continue the pretrial hearing for July 11 as evidence is still being collected.

Hamlin is still being held without bail.

Hamlin is accused of murdering 78-year-old Elia Castro and 84-year-old Rigoberto Castro last month.

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