Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering A Father Who Was Camping With Daughters In Malibu
A man accused of killing a father who was camping with his two daughters in Malibu Creek State Park has pleaded not guilty to murder.
Anthony Rauda, 42, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, ten counts of attempted murder and five counts of burglary. His bail was set at $10 million.
Rauda entered his plea in a Van Nuys courtroom Tuesday afternoon after his arraignment was delayed nearly five hours, sitting out of view from news cameras.
He is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old Tristan Beaudette last July as he slept in a tent with his daughters, ages 2 and 4 at the time.
Prosecutors allege Rauda began a shooting spree in the same area as early as 2016, firing into cars and toward a man sleeping in a hammock. That man was injured in the attack. No one else was hurt.
Rauda faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison if he's convicted. His next court date is scheduled for Feb. 4.