Murder defendant’s hearing postponed

Adrian Alvarado Lopez

BRAWLEY — Murder defendant Adrian Alvarado Lopez appeared briefly in court Friday for a preliminary examination that was cut short after his defense attorney asked the court for a continuance to review an investigator’s report.

The request by county Senior Deputy Public Defender Thomas Olafson came during the testimony of a county Sheriff’s Office investigator whose report of the fatal Dec. 21 incident Olafson said he had not previously received.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at or 760-337-3415.

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