MURRIETA (CNS) - A man accused of fatally assaulting a 34-year-old acquaintance in Temecula pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder.
Andrew Christian Temple, 28, of Temecula was arrested last month for allegedly killing David Deschepper in the 41000 block of Moreno Road, just off Jefferson Avenue.
Temple was arraigned before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Stephen Gallon, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for Jan. 24 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta.
The defendant is being held on $1 million bail at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center.
According to sheriff's Sgt. Richard Carroll, on the afternoon of Dec. 21, Temple and Deschepper got into a dispute near a business, culminating in the Temple's alleged attack. The nature of the dispute and the weapon used