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Suspect in 2016 shooting death of security guard gets trial date

Raymond Padilla appears in court Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (KSNV)

The man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed security guard in the southwest Las Vegas valley last year plead not guilty to charges on Tuesday.

Raymond Padilla pleaded not guilty during his arraignment and invoked his right to a speedy trial.

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Padilla faces five felony charges including open murder.

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Police say he murdered Mark Santee, who was working as a security guard for the Elysian West apartments near Fort Apache and Tropicana last April.

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Police say Santee was trying to stop Padilla from robbing TVs. That's when police say Padilla shot Santee in the head several times after beating him.

Padilla is expected back in court on June 7, and his trial is set for June 12.

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