Santa Monica Stabbing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012, 8:57:00 AM

Mirror Staff

Courtney Anthony Robinson, 37, is charged with attempted murder in the case of three homeless people who were stabbed as they slept.
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Courtney Anthony Robinson, 37, is charged with attempted murder in the case of three homeless people who were stabbed as they slept.

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.

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