A homeless man who allegedly stabbed a fellow transient and attacked three others near a Garden Grove church pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attempted murder and other charges.
Edwin Sepulveda Margarit, 60, is also charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two misdemeanor counts of brandishing a weapon.
Last Wednesday about 9:45 p.m., Margarit got involved in a dispute with 57-year-old Richard Bihner in front of Garden Grove United Methodist Church at 12741 Main St., Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said.
Margarit is accused of stabbing Bihner several times in the chest, as well as lunging at and threatening two other men and a woman who camped out with the victim around the church, Whitney said.
Bihner’s wounds were not considered life-threatening, the lieutenant said.
A June 16 pretrial mandatory settlement conference hearing was scheduled, along with a June 19 preliminary hearing, according to court records.
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