SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The former Cal Fire chief accused of murdering his fiancee faced a judge for the first time on Tuesday.
Orville Fleming was greeted by the glaring eyes of his alleged victim’s family before he spoke briefly to the judge.READ MORE: California Dominates 'Best Places To Visit In USA' List, Including Several NorCal Spots
Trading fire gear for a jail jumpsuit, he was walked into court looking relatively well-groomed after spending more than two weeks hiding out in the brush near where he was last seen.
Fleming confirmed to the judge who he was and said he could not afford an attorney. Meanwhile, the family of the alleged victim, Sarah Douglas, sat in court. At times her mother would hiss in his direction.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
It was on May 1 that Douglas was found stabbed and strangled in the home she shared with Fleming outside of Elk Grove.Unclaimed Property: $275,000 Vanishes From Retirees Account, Transferred To The State Of California
Fleming did not enter a plea. He will be back in court next week.