NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The man accused of trying to kill a Tulane medical student off Magazine Street appeared in Orleans Parish Criminal Court Tuesday morning to respond to a new indictment.
Euric Cain, 21, entered a not guilty plea to four charges, including attempted first-degree murder.
The man accused of shooting Good Samaritan Peter Gold in the stomach told Judge Robin Pittman, "no ma'am," when asked if he could afford his own attorney.
So, the judge appointed public defender Brian Woods to represent Cain, who was indicted last week for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery with a firearm, and attempted armed robbery with a firearm.
Cain is accused of shooting Gold early on the morning of Nov. 20, after Gold intervened in the apparent abduction and robbery of a woman.
Also in court with Cain, was Nictoria Washington, who's charged with being an accessory. Washington's attorney says the $500,000 bond set on Washington is too much.
"Our prayers go out to the Gold family and we pray for his speedy recovery. The young lady who was the initial victim, our prayers go out to her as well, but our client isn't the shooter or the kidnapper," said attorney Gregory Carter.
Gold has been released from the hospital and is said to be improving.
Bond for Cain is set at $6 million.
Pittman has set another hearing for Dec. 17, at which attorneys for Cain and Washington will attempt to get bonds lowered.