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Man pleads not guilty in deadly California bus shooting

Posted at 9:00 AM, Feb 15, 2020

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A man accused of opening fire aboard a Greyhound bus in California has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.

The Bakersfield Californian reports that 33-year-old Anthony Devonte Williams of Capital Heights, Maryland, entered his pleas Thursday in Kern County Superior Court.

The shooting occurred Feb. 3 as the bus was on Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and Bakersfield.

Authorities and a witness say a passenger was cursing and muttering incoherently before he opened fire.

Other passengers disarmed the man and forced him off the bus. A woman was killed and five other people were wounded.