The man accused of killing former Santa Barbara resident Alexandra Tang had his arraignment continued Thursday in Orange County Superior Court.
Derek Pinski, 24, is facing charges of murder with an enhancement for personal use of a deadly weapon.
His arraignment was continued to Oct. 19, and he is being held without bail, according to Orange County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Farrah Emami.
Pinski is accused of killing Tang, his girlfriend of about a year, who was found with multiple stab wounds in a Laguna Hills home Sept. 1.
Tang was visiting Pinski in Laguna Hills, where he lived with his mother and a renter.
Pinski’s mother discovered Tang and called 9-1-1, but Tang was pronounced dead at the scene.
Pinski is accused of fleeing to Arizona, where his father lives, and was arrested there and extradited to Orange County on Wednesday, according to the Orange County DA’s Office.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Ebrahim Baytieh is prosecuting the case, and Pinski was represented Thursday by defense attorney Gary Pohlson, Emami said.
Tang grew up in Santa Barbara, attended UCSB — where she met Pinski — and began working with autistic children in Orange County after college. She is survived by her parents, Alexander and Elizabeth, and her older sister, Candice.