Accused murder suspect Jerome Kowalski, who was arraigned last week for the murder of his brother Richard and his sister-in-law Brenda, was brought back into court today for a preliminary hearing. It turns out that the hearing has been delayed for a week so that Kowalski's defense attorney Mack Spickard to "make time for additional discovery."
Here's what one source noted on this development:
5/13/08 - The Warren man accused of murdering his brother and sister-in-law in their Oceola Township home was back in court today. However, the exam for 61-year-old Jerome Kowalski was adjourned for one week to allow Defense Attorney Mack Spickard additional time for discovery. The Prosecutor’s office provided Spickard with photographic and video evidence related to the case but stated that more reports are forthcoming and will be provided later. Kowalski is charged with two counts of open murder and a felony firearm charge in the deaths of his brother Richard and sister-in-law Brenda Kowalski. Authorities have yet to release additional details about the case or a motive, except to say that the weapon used was a pistol and a note was discovered at Jerome’s residence by his son after the murders had taken place. Kowalski’s exam conference before 53rd District Court Judge Carol Sue Reader will be held next Thursday at 10:30am. (JM)