UC Student Murder Case Postponed

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday October 30, 2008 - 09:41:00 AM

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson on Monday postponed the pretrial hearing for former Berkeley City College student Andrew Hoeft-Edenfield until Jan. 26, 2009. Hoeft-Edenfield is charged with murdering UC Berkeley nuclear engineering graduate Chris Wootton,  

The pre-trial hearing had originally been scheduled for Monday. Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Stacie Pettigrew will be prosecuting Hoeft-Edenfield, who is being represented by Yolanda Hwang, a private attorney. 

Wootton, a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity at UC Berkeley, was fatally stabbed following a drunken row outside the Chi Omega fraternity on Warring Street in May. Hoeft-Edenfield, 20, was arrested later that day. He pleaded not guilty in August to murder charges and was denied bail.