By Tom Jones - email
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- New information on the man Santa Cruz Police said randomly stabbed and murdered a Santa Cruz businesswoman two weeks ago, in broad daylight.
Cameras were allowed in the courtroom for the first time Tuesday morning. Charles Edwards pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Prosecutors said he killed Shannon Collins earlier this month. Edwards' Defense Attorney said Edwards spent time in at least two mental institutions, including Atascadero State Hospital. But prosecutors stress that Edwards' violent criminal history is what makes him a threat.