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Arraignment postponed for man accused of double shooting

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Keith Barlow appears for a felony arraignment via live video feed from Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas Justice Court at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

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Keith Barlow appears for a felony arraignment via live video feed from Clark County Detention Center before Judge Bill Kephart in Las Vegas Justice Court at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

An arraignment for a 57-year-old man accused of killing his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend was postponed today until next week, per a defense request.

Keith Junior Barlow is charged with two counts of murder with use of a deadly weapon in the deaths of Danielle Woods, 37, and Donnie Cobb, 40, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.

The complaint includes nine counts total, including charges of assault, burglary and possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.

Barlow, who appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court via a video feed from jail, told Justice of the Peace William Kephart that he had received a copy of the criminal complaint and understood the charges.

Special Public Defender David Schieck, however, asked Kephart to continue the hearing until next week to give him a chance to meet with Barlow. Schieck said he expected Special Public Defender's Office would take the case because the Office of the Clark County Public Defender had represented both victims in the past, creating a conflict of interest.f

Metro Police arrested Barlow on Monday, a day after the bodies of Woods and Cobb were found in their Paradise Road apartment.

According to an arrest report, Woods had contacted police two hours before their deaths to alert authorities about threats Barlow allegedly made against them. Officers arrived and took a police report but were unable to locate Barlow.

Woods told officers that Barlow had held a stun gun to her neck that morning, then pointed a handgun at Cobb, the report states. The pair ran away, but Barlow allegedly told them he would be back.

Police allege Barlow returned later to the apartment and shot the couple multiple times.

Officers located Barlow’s car Monday afternoon and found a handgun inside with rounds that matched casings found at the crime scene, police said.

Barlow was arrested without incident at an apartment complex on North Nellis Boulevard and booked into the Clark County Detention Center, where he remains without bail.

Kephart set Barlow’s next court appearance for 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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