Defendant in Oakland girl’s slaying refuses to appear in court

The capital murder trial of a man accused of killing 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine by opening fire through the door of an Oakland apartment in 2013 was delayed Monday when the defendant refused to come to court, citing the conditions he faced after being placed on suicide watch in jail.

Testimony was delayed three hours after Darnell Williams, 25, who is also accused of a second slaying, told Alameda County sheriff’s deputies he would fight them if they tried to force him to attend the trial, said Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner.

According to prosecutors, Williams went to the Wilson Avenue apartment where

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