Man charged with killing Iowa State golfer pleads not guilty

NEVADA, Iowa-   The man charged in the death of an Iowa State University student at an Ames golf course is pleading not guilty.

Twenty-two-year-old Collin Richards has entered a written not guilty plea in Story County Court.

His in-person arraignment, scheduled for today (Monday) was cancelled.   Richards is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Celia Barquin Arozamena at the Coldwater Golf Links in Ames last month. 

Police say Richards, who's considered homeless, stabbed the ISU engineering student and champion golfer several times September 17th. 

Search warrant information released last week shows police found three knives that could be connected to the killing. Investigators also say Richards was found with a cut on his hand.  He's being held in the Story County Jail on a five-million-dollar cash-only bond.  Richards' trial date is set for January 15th, 2019.

(Photo from Channel 13 WHO-TV)

ISU tribute to Celia Barquin Arozamena VIDEO HERE
ISU tribute to Celia Barquin Arozamena VIDEO HERE

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