Cal­i­for­nia man pleads not guilty in killing of gay stu­dent

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - WEATHER - By Amy Taxin

SANTA ANA >> 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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