SPU shooting suspect pleads not guilty

SPU shooting suspect pleads not guilty

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SPU shooting suspect pleads not guilty

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 11:19 AM

SEATTLE -- In an arraignment hearing Monday, the man charged in a shooting at Seattle Pacific University entered a plea of not guilty. His defense attorney also filed a notice of intent to pursue a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

The judge denied bail for Aaron Ybarra, who faces charges of murder, attempted murder and assault after one person died and two others were wounded in the June 5 shooting.

Background: 1 killed, 3 hurt after gunman opens fire at Seattle Pacific Univ.

Prosecutors hope to add an attempted murder charge.

Ybarra asked for a speedy trial. His next court date was set for September 10.

King County prosecutors have said they will seek a life sentence for 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra. His lawyer, Ramona Brandes, has said her client has a long history of mental issues.

The June 5 shooting killed student Paul Lee of Portland.

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Ybarra was subdued by a student security monitor, Jon Meis.

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