Suspect to be arraigned in early January, according to court.
The arraignment for Michael Dean Stephens, who is suspected
of murdering Canyon Country resident Josh Pipho in November 2007, was continued
until January 7, according to Superior Court sources.
Stephens has been charged with murder after allegedly
stabbing Pipho several times and running over him with his car. He has also
been charged with attempted murder for stabbing Chad Weitz at the same
location, a party on Steinbeck Avenue in Stevenson Ranch last Nov. 24.
Stephens has been in custody since Nov. 28, 2007, when he turned
himself in at the Lennox sheriff’s station. He is being held
at Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, in lieu of $1,500,000 bail.