(VVNG.com)- A 28-year-old woman accused of stabbing another woman to death and then breaking into a store pleaded not guilty in her September 9th Arraignment. Vanessa Celaya (D.O.B 11/14/85) of Rubidoux is charged with three felony counts: murder, first degree residential robbery and first degree burglary. The felony complaint includes a special allegation that Celaya personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife, in the commission of the crime.
The defendant appeared before Judge Richard M. Goul at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Bellflower. Her bail was set at $1.14 million. Prosecutors said that on September 5th, at about 11:00 p.m., Celaya walked up to the victim Michelle Young and the two women had a verbal exchange. At some point, the defendant allegedly stabbed young several times.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Following the deadly assault, Celeya reportedly broke into a tire shop and threatened a security guard inside. The defendant demanded clothing, grabbed a bag and then left the store according to prosecutors.