Patrick Kearns Leach, 27, pled not guilty to the charges filed against him at the Van Nuys Superior Court last Wednesday, and is free on a $1 million bail. His preliminary hearing is set for March 18 where the judge will determine if there is enough evidence for the charges filed against him.
Police found the 49-year-old victim with a shot wound in his chest on the shared driveway of both the victim and the defendant on the morning of January 9. The two reside on
If convicted, Leach faces up to the maximum of life in prison with the possibility of parole.
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