Salinas Murder Suspect-2/22/21-1727-PMD
A Salinas man accused of killing his girlfriend entered a plea on Monday. 59-year-old Richard Ruiz pleaded not guilty. Ruiz is facing murder and evading charges, the next hearing is set for March 9th. Ruiz's girlfriend was reported missing after family members had not heard from her in several days. She was later found dead at the home on Great Island Street near Beacon Hill Drive. Ruiz was taken into custody after leading officers on a chase that ended in Soledad.