Orville "Moe" Fleming, the former Cal Fire Battalion Chief charged with the murder of his girlfriend, made a brief appearance in Sacramento Municipal Court this afternoon.

His attorney asked for a delay of Fleming's arraignment until next week.

Fleming, dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, told the judge he doesn't have money to hire a private attorney.

Fleming is accused of killing his 26-year-old girlfriend Sarah Douglas on May 1.

Fleming had been on the run for two weeks -- hiding in bushes in south Sacramento -- until his arrest last Friday.