A man in custody on charges of attempted murder had his preliminary hearing pushed back after a court hearing Monday morning.
Austin Schwartzler appeared in court with Beau Weiner, standing in for his brother Adam Weiner, who asked the court to vacate the preliminary hearing set for Jan. 30. The hearing was rescheduled for Feb. 27 at 8 a.m. in Department 7, with a pre-preliminary hearing on Feb. 25.
El Dorado Superior Court Judge Douglas C. Phimister noted that there were requests for protection against Schwartzler, but he and deputy district attorney Vicki Ashworth agreed that those could be handled at the next hearing.
Schwartzler is charged with two counts of attempted murder of Jerry Wade Stinson and Kathleen Leigh Owens on Aug. 9, 2011; a special allegation of a discharge of a firearm for both murder counts; a count of residential burglary of a residence on Wild Lilac Drive in Greenwood; and a count of shooting at an inhabited building.