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Suspect in Heritage Park shooting appears in court

Guillermo Soto pleaded not guilty
Posted at 7:00 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 22:00:06-05

The man arrested on murder and attempted murder charges related to a shooting over the weekend in east Bakersfield appeared in court on Tuesday.

Guillermo Soto is facing six felony charges, including cruelty to a child in addition to first-degree murder.

Police said Soto, 19, opened fire near Heritage Park on Mt. Vernon and Bernard Streets on Dec. 9, killing a man and wounding a woman. 

Soto pleaded not guilty on Dec. 12. 

Soto will be back in court on Dec. 20. His bail is set at $2 million.