SANTA ANA, Calif. | California man pleads not guilty in killing of gay student

SANTA ANA, Calif. | California man pleads not guilty in killing of gay student

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty on Friday to the murder of a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime.

Samuel Woodward, a 21-year-old from Newport Beach, California, entered the plea during a hearing in Orange County Superior Court.

Bail was previously set at $5 million but Judge Kimberly Menninger ordered Woodward held without bail at prosecutors’ request, saying she believed he would be a danger to the community if released.

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