An 18-year-old Pasadena man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
JonJon Crummie appeared in Pasadena Superior Court to face accusations that he killed Irais Acosta, 19, in a bedroom they shared at Crummie’s family home.
The judge did not allow cameras in the courtroom because Crummie was wearing some type of medical mask. Cameras may be allowed when Crummie returns for a hearing on Friday, court officials said.
His arraignment had been repeatedly postponed since his arrest Feb. 17.
Acosta was found dead Feb. 16 at a home in the 1500 block of North Raymond Avenue (map), according to the Pasadena Police Department.
Crummie had no recollection of the killing and became suicidal after Acosta’s death, his mother Yvonne Lomeli said.
Lomeli took Crummie to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was arrested.
Friends said Crummie had been very controlling of Acosta.