LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Three transients accused of fatally stabbing a 27-year-old Lynwood woman near Hollywood & Highland all plead not guilty Friday.
Dustin James Kinnear, 26, was charged with murder Thursday in the death of Christine Calderon.READ MORE: 2 Long Beach Grocery Stores Shutting Down Saturday Over Hero Pay Law
Alleged accomplice Jason Joel Wolstone, 33, was charged with assault by means likely to produce bodily injury and two counts of accessory after the fact, and Brian Joseph Widdows, 34, was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact.
All three suspects have prior records, Los Angeles police said.
The men were allegedly involved in a dispute with Calderon after she took their picture Tuesday evening and they demanded she give them $1, according to investigators.
Authorities said Calderon was walking outside the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex with a male friend when the struggle erupted and Calderon was stabbed in the torso while her friend was restrained from helping her.
Calderon was transported to a local hospital where she died of her injuries.
KNX 1070’s Megan Goldsby reported from Hollywood and Highland were some people said adding extra police in the area would not be a bad thing.