Man charged with double-slaying in Monterey Park pleads not guilty

MONTEREY PARK — A man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murdering his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in a Monterey Park apartment, court officials said.
Richard Tauch, 45, of Corona is charged with two counts of murder in connection with the Jan. 19 shooting deaths of Wenwa Chao, 53, of Alhambra and Jenny Sor, 40, of Los Angeles.
They were found fatally shot just before 8 p.m. inside an apartment in the 200 block of N. Chandler Avenue, officials said.
Tauch was jailed on suspicion of the slaying the following day.
Sor said she had dated Tauch for more than a year in the past, family members said at the time of the killings. She had just recently started dating Chao.
Tauch is due back in Alhambra Superior Court May 15, when officials will set a date for a preliminary hearing. At the hearing, a judge will listen to evidence from both the prosecution and defense to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to order Tauch to stand trial.
According to sheriff’s booking records, he is being held without bail.

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