House Painter Pleads Not Guilty to Shooting Sports Anchor

The house painter that is accused of gunning down KFMB Sports Anchor Kyle Kraska pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder charge on Tuesday in a San Diego courtroom. 

Prosecutor Rebecca Zipp told the judge that Mike Montana shot Kraska six times when he opened fire on Kraska’s silver Mercedes outside the reporter’s home.

Kraska was badly injured, suffering shots to the stomach, chest and limbs.

Montana, 54, also was charged with making a threat against another individual, but prosecutors did not go into details about that case.

Police say Montana was in a dispute with Kraska over work done on the reporter’s home. Montana surrendered to authorities the same day after a SWAT standoff at his home in El Cajon, a city east of San Diego.

Zipp said the attack on Kraska was “willful, deliberate and premeditated.”

The judge set bail at $750,000.

According to the CBS affiliate, Kraska is making good progress in his recovery at a local hospital.