Arraignment postponed for man who allegedly...

Posted at 7:25 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 22:25:24-04

The man accused of murdering his mother and stepfather was scheduled to be arraigned today on two charges of first degree murder but that did not happen.

Today Derek Connell was in court, facing two charges of first degree murder, he was accused of murdering his parents.

But Connell's arraignment was postponed after his lawyer asked for more time to review the case. 

Connell's mother and stepfather were found dead inside their Northwest Bakersfield home. Connell's mother worked for the Delano School District for 16 years.

Learning about the death of the Higginbotham's hit hard especially for staff in the Delano School District, where Kim Higginbotham worked as a kindergarten teacher.

Students and staff are trying their best to cope with the death of one of their best teachers.

"She was professional, loved her children, great work ethic, she was just beloved by everybody, students, teachers, staff, parents. She was outstanding, said Mark Ruiz, Principal at Princeton Street School. 

Connell's will appear in court again next week.