Breckenridge Texan

Sullivan’s district court arraignment delayed for additional preparation

March 14
16:49 2019

A district court arraignment for Paxton Lee Sullivan, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 14, was delayed by 90th Judicial Court Judge Stephen Bristow while Sullivan’s attorneys continue to prepare for the capital murder case.

The attorneys requested the extension for the arraignment, which likely will be re-scheduled in a couple of weeks, according to Bristow. At that time, the attorneys will have the option to file a waiver on Sullivan’s behalf, stating that he understands the charges against him, that he has attorneys and entering his plea.

The next step after that will be a pre-trial hearing. Normally, pre-trial hearings are held about four to six weeks after the arraignment, but because of the complexities the case, Bristow said he won’t set a firm timeline.

Sullivan was indicted by a Stephens County Grand Jury in February, charged with Capital Murder of Multiple Persons. The charge is for the murders of Terry and Mitchel Sullivan, the defendant’s parents, who were found dead in their Breckenridge home on Dec. 14, 2018.

As of Thursday, March 14, Paxton Sullivan remains in the Stephen County Jail on a $2 million bond.

For more information, click on the Breckenridge Texan links below:

Breckenridge police investigating double homicide; suspect in custody

Murder suspect’s bail set at $2 million

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