A court hearing for the Galt man who police believe fatally shot a Sacramento County animal control officer more than a month ago was continued to next week.
Joseph Corey appeared in Sacramento County court on Friday morning, where the settlement conference proceedings were continued until next Friday, according to a court representative.
Police say that on Nov. 28, Corey, 66, fired a shotgun through his front door and struck Roy Marcum of Elk Grove, who was on-scene to retrieve animals believed abandoned when Corey was evicted. Marcum, who was not wearing a bulletproof vest, was moved by responding officers to a nearby church, where he died.
Corey was arrested following a nearly 17-hour police stand-off.
After his arrest, Corey was taken by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center, where he was held for days under a Galt police guard for health concerns not related to the stand-off. He had to be deemed medically safe for incarceration.
Corey, charged with murder, first appeared in court on Dec. 5, 2012, when his arraignment was continued to Friday. He received a court appointed counsel.
He is being held without bail in Sacramento County Jail.
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