The man accused of killing his roommate with a baseball bat earlier this week pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon.
Andrew Williamson, 46, of 149 Winn Ave., is facing murder and tampering with physical evidence charges after his roommate Joseph Jones died Monday night from multiple blunt force injuries to his head. An autopsy confirmed those injuries and uncovered nothing else, Winchester Police Capt. James Hall said.
Detectives are still waiting on toxicology results, but those could take six to eight weeks to complete, he said.
During his arraignment Wednesday in Clark District Court, Williamson asked what kind of sentence he could receive if he pleaded guilty. Clark District Judge Brandy Oliver Brown said they could not resolve the case that day, that there was a process to follow and that he should take those questions to his attorney.
Brown did appoint a public defender to represent Williamson in the case.