California rampage suspect pleads not guilty

The suspect in a deadly stabbing rampage in Southern California has pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder and other charges.

An Orange County district attorney's spokeswoman said Zachary Castaneda was arraigned in his jail cell instead of court. She couldn’t immediately say why.

Prosecutors say Castaneda, a gang member, is charged with four counts of murder and one count each of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes.

He was arrested Wednesday in Santa Ana after what authorities say was a two-hour string of attacks and thefts that followed the killing of two of his neighbors at a Garden Grove apartment building.

Also killed were a security guard at a Santa Ana 7-Eleven and a man at a nearby Subway shop.

Dawn Kamber