A Redwood City teenager, accused of fatally shooting two other men last year in what Fairfield police described as a "drug deal gone bad," made a brief appearance in Solano County Superior Court on Tuesday.<p><p>Double-murder defendant Marcel Rutherford-Chew, 19, appeared in court alongside his attorney, Vacaville criminal defense attorney Robert Warshawsky, where a date for a Feb. 13 probable-cause hearing was confirmed. Rutherford-Chew is suspected of the March 7, 2012, gunshot slayings of Vedell Jamar Chew, 24, of Fairfield, and 18-year-old Bernard Knight of East Palo Alto.<p><p>He has pleaded not guilty and remains in Solano County Jail custody without bail.<p><p>Authorities believe Rutherford-Chew, the two victims and 22-year-old East Palo Alto resident Darren Trahan, who was previously arrested as a co-conspirator but later released because of a lack of evidence, were involved in "a drug deal gone bad." The incident took place in the Parkway Gardens collection of townhomes in Fairfield.<p><p>Rutherford-Chew has also pleaded not guilty to one count of robbery.<p><p>Judge E. Bradley Nelson ordered Rutherford-Chew back to court at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 6 for a readiness conference.




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