The Pasadena teen accused of fatally shooting his 19-year-old girlfriend pleaded not guilty to murder charges on Tuesday, officials said.
JonJon Crummie, 18, was arrested one day after his girlfriend and roommate, Irais Acosta (pictured at right) was found shot to death Feb. 16 in the home the two shared with Acosta's mother, according to the Pasadena Police Department.
He turned himself into police at LA County USC Medical Center after he was named as a person of interest in the girl's slaying, police said. Officials did not say why the arrest took place at the hospital.
Crummie was scheduled to return to court March 19 for a hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence for him to stand trial. He was being held in lieu of $2 million bail.
If convicted, Crummie could face 50 years to life in prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Acosta's family members started a GoFundMe account to help raise money for the girl's funeral. Anyone who wants to donate can visit the Irais Acosta Funeral Expenses GoFundMe page.