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San Diego State football player Clifton Styles pleads not guilty to murdering a man walking his dog

Former SDSU Football Player Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting Death of LA Resident
Former SDSU Football Player Clifton Styles Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting Death of LA Resident

Cliffton Styles a 21 year-old former walk-on linebacker at San Diego State Universiy has been charged with murder in the slaying of Marcos Sandoval, 52.

Styles played football for San Diego State University in 2019 and 2020. Styles played 14 games for the program, 11 on special teams in 2019, and three in 2020.

Styles plead not guilty today to the murder. Styles was arrested in Texas for the crime and was recently extradited to California.

Police believe the victim was walking his dog around 5 a.m. on March 12 in Los Angeles when a dark-colored sedan approached and stopped at the northwest corner of the intersection. Los Angeles police contend that Styles exited the car, exchanged words with Sandoval, and fired multiple shots before fleeing in a car going northbound on Genesee.

Marcos Sandoval would die from the gunshot wounds.

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