One of four felons accused in a stabbing at a Desert Hot Springs hotel pleaded not guilty Thursday to attempted murder and burglary charges.
Jose Luis Garcia, 26, was arrested Friday in connection with the stabbing reported April 15 at the Hyundae Resort and Spa.
Garcia was arraigned at the Banning Justice Center before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Alfonso Fernandez, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for May 6 at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.
Garcia remains held on $1 million bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
Three other men are also charged with burglary and attempted murder in case.
Anthony Rene Ayala, 27, pleaded not guilty Wednesday and remains in custody. He additionally faces a sentence-enhancing allegations of using a weapon — a knife — during the commission of a felony, causing great bodily injury and committing a serious felony, court papers show.
Jaime Eduardo Reynaga, 36, and Moises Mazariegos, 29, were previously arrested and charged in the case. Both pleaded not guilty Monday and remain in custody.
Officers were sent to the hotel located at 11000 Palm Drive at about 11 p.m. on April 15 on a report of a stabbing, according to the Desert Hot Springs Police Department.
Officers found a male victim, whose name and age were withheld, suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.
Police did not specify a motive for the attack.
All four men have felony convictions. Ayala has two robbery convictions, Garcia has convictions for burglary and attempted robbery, and Reynaga and Mazariegos have convictions for burglary and robbery.
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