Dorm burglar suspect’s court date postponed

Madison Kaufmann

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The preliminary hearing for the former CSUN student accused of burglarizing 22 dorms between October 2010 and April 2011 has been postponed until Dec. 5.

Christian Hunter-Sheppard, 20, was arrested at his home on July 20. He is charged with five counts of residential burglary and one count of possession of a loaded handgun, said Christina Villalobos, CSUN police spokeswoman.

Hunter-Sheppard’s lawyer, Andrew Lund, was not present at his scheduled hearing this morning, but stand-in attorney Ricardo Chavez represented the defendant.

“There is a ten day period to get the preliminary done,” Chavez said. “We all say let’s start over in December.”

The defense requested an extension until Dec. 14, but the judge denied it because it surpassed the statutory period.

Chavez declined to comment on why the preliminary hearing was requested to be postponed.