Desmond Alejandro Williams, 32, is charged with the June 22 stabbing death of Sean Snellman, 40, outside a 7-Eleven store near Mission Boulevard and Grand Avenue.
Williams has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder and personal use of a knife in a homicide. There was reportedly an argument between both men, but the facts of the case have not been discussed in court.
A San Diego Superior Court judge rescheduled the preliminary hearing for Jan. 21, as it had been docketed for Nov. 26.
A prosecutor said Friday Williams was arrested in another area and was brought here Nov. 12 to San Diego Police. Snelling was stabbed in the torso.
Williams remains in the George Bailey Detention Facility on $2 million bail.