LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge postponed an initial appearance for one defendant so that two co-defendants already in federal custody can be brought to court with him in a brutal double murder, kidnapping and arson case.

Malik Niem Watson was returned in custody to Nevada this week from the Philadelphia area, where he was arrested on a warrant in the killings of Mario Jimenez and Angelica Jimenez.

Watson’s court date was reset to Tuesday. His attorney, Robert Langford, declined immediate comment.

Watson and co-defendants Darrin Wilder and Hakim Blanche-Jones are also accused of conspiracy, robbery and attempted murder.

Police say victims were tied up and left to die in a burning home in November 2015.

A neighbor rescued a child.

A man survived with serious stab wounds and a woman survived with severe burns.

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