A man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations that he killed one person and shot at several others while stalking a Malibu-area campground between 2016 and 2018, authorities said.
Anthony Rauda, 42, entered the not-guilty plea during a brief hearing in a Van Nuys courtroom, said Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Cynthia Barnes. A preliminary hearing was tentatively scheduled for Feb. 4, Barnes said.
Rauda was charged last month with one count of murder and 10 counts of attempted murder in connection with a series of seemingly random shootings that took place inside or near Malibu Creek State Park between November 2016 and June of last year, prosecutors have said.
Rauda was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in connection with a string of burglaries in the area in October. He was carrying a rifle at the time of his arrest, and sources previously told The Times that forensic tests confirmed that rifle was used in several of the shootings.
The public defender’s office, which is representing Rauda, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Rauda remains jailed in lieu of $1.1-million bail.