An Escondido man pleaded not guilty on Monday in connection with the death of his mother.
David McGee, 25, was booked on a first-degree murder charge last week. He is accused of killing his mother and then trying to hurt himself, according to the Escondido Police Department.
McGee's mother, 55-year-old Rebecca Apodaca was found dead on Feb. 1 inside a home on North Hickory Street, between E Washington Avenue and Valley Parkway.
According to investigators, her injuries were described to be consistent with a homicide.
McGee's bail was set at $2 million and he is set to appear in court again on Feb. 28.