PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 65-year-old homeless man who authorities say walked into Providence police headquarters and confessed to an unsolved 1990 killing in the city has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.
An attorney for Daniel Serrano entered the plea during a brief arraignment in Providence Superior Court on Wednesday. He remains detained without bail and is due back in court for a pre-trial conference on June 19.
Authorities say Serrano walked into police headquarters in December and said he wanted to confess to the murder of 32-year-old Michael Holliday, whose body was found in a vacant apartment in February 1990. Police say Serrano told them things that only the killer would know.
Police say Serrano told them he mistook Holliday for another man he wanted to kill for harassing him.
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