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Man pleads not guilty to threatening news anchors in Arias case

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David Lee Simpson is accused of threatening to kill Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell of CNN's Headline News. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) David Lee Simpson is accused of threatening to kill Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell of CNN's Headline News. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The man accused of threatening two cable news network anchors for their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial pleaded not guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court on Thursday morning.

David Simpson, 48, was arraigned for stalking and computer tampering at 8:30 a.m. His will next appear in court Sept. 17.

Detectives maintain Simpson tweeted death threats to CNN's Headline News commentators Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Arpaio said last week that David Simpson, of Bath, NY, admitted to Arizona authorities he was en route to Georgia to kill Grace by "putting a knife" between her legs and slicing her to death.

When police picked him up in New York, they found guns, knives and handcuffs in his car.

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