CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., man reaffirmed his not-guilty plea Wednesday to a charge of criminal homicide in the shooting death of his neighbor.
Michael Harrigan, 29, appeared for formal arraignment on the charge in Franklin County (Pa.) Court.
Harrigan answered "yes" when asked by Judge Douglas Herman if he wanted to continue with the not-guilty plea entered in writing by his attorneys.
Harrigan is charged in the May 27 shooting death of Steven Wetzel, 47, on Blue Ridge Avenue.
Prosecutors said they would not seek the death penalty.
Assistant District Attorney Jeremiah Zook said he talked to Wetzel's family, District Attorney Matthew Fogal and the Washington Township (Pa.) Police Department about the possibility of the death penalty. He said there was "insufficient evidence" of aggravating circumstances that would be required to seek the death penalty.
"The Commonwealth ... in this case will not be seeking the death penalty," Zook said.