Fair murder retrial on hold

Emmanuel Fair’s murder retrial, which was scheduled for Sept. 11 at the King County Courthouse in Seattle, is currently on hold, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. There will be a pending discretionary review before the Court of Appeals regarding a matter in the case, and the trial is postponed until the appeal is concluded.

Following a hung jury in April, the state and defense counsel requested that the court find good cause to continue the trial date to Sept. 11. A trial status conference was held June 2 and that date was agreed upon.

A status conference is scheduled for Aug. 15 at the courthouse.

Six years after charges were filed, Fair, now 33, went on trial on Feb. 14 at the courthouse for the murder of Arpana Jinaga at her Redmond apartment on Nov. 1, 2008.

Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 45 years to life.