SANTA ANA (AP) — A California man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the 1989 stabbing death of a 35-year-old woman in Santa Ana.
The Orange County Register reports 63-year-old Douglas Gutridge will remain behind bars in lieu of $1 million bail after entering his plea on Friday.READ MORE: Protests Continue Outside Sigma Nu House On USC's Fraternity Row As New Sexual Assault Allegations Emerge
Prosecutors say he killed Carla Salazar inside her apartment in June 1989.
The arrest last month came after a newly created cold case task force took over the investigation in July.READ MORE: Lawmaker Calls For Change On California Film Sets After Prop-Gun Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins By Alec Baldwin
Senior deputy district attorney Larry Yellin said in December that the motive for the killing is not clear, but investigators believe the pair had a brief, consensual relationship.
Gutridge is scheduled to return to court for a pre-trial hearing in February.Inland Empire Commuters Dealing With Wet And Dangerous Road Conditions
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