The man suspected of stabbing a 58-year-old homeless man in Santa Monica last Tuesday morning pleaded not guilty to attempted murder earlier today.
A preliminary hearing is now scheduled for August 6 at the Criminal Courts Building in downtown LA for 37-year-old Courtney Anthony Robinson.
Robinson allegedly stabbed the Santa Monica homeless man using a large knife while the victim was sleeping on a bus bench in front of the Goodwill Store at 530 Santa Monica Boulevard on July 17.
Robinson is also suspected of stabbing two other Los Angeles-area homeless people in recent weeks.
He was arrested Friday in a Hollywood fast food restaurant after he phoned police saying it was his face being distributed on flyers around the city.
The first stabbing occurred Tuesday, July 3 in downtown Los Angeles. The second was in Santa Monica as detailed above. The most recent was on Thursday, when a woman was stabbed in Hollywood.
All three victims were aged in their 50s and they all survived.