BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man accused of killing his roommate was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday and ordered held without bail.
Cody Joyave, 23, had his formal arraignment postponed one week to allow the Public Defender’s office to perform a conflicts check. Joyave wore paper clothing during the hearing, an indication he’s on suicide watch.
Deputies arrested Joyave on Friday after finding a woman dead at a residence in the 3600 block of Pine Meadow Drive in Oildale, according to sheriff’s officials. She had trauma to her upper body.
Joyave is due back in court May 31.