A 56-year-old homeless man accused of fatally beating a fellow hobo at a makeshift camp in Bangor has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.
Stephen James was arraigned Friday in Penobscot County Superior Court in the April 27 slaying of 63-year-old Clyde Worster. His body was found in a wooded area near Interstate 95 known as ":The Pines,": where he and James were staying.
According to court documents, Worster died of blunt force trauma to the head and also had a broken neck. James is alleged to have beaten him with a log.
James is being held in the Penobscot County Jail.