Homeless Man Pleads Not Guilty in New Jersey Shopping Center Stab Death

View Comments ()



    Authorities say a homeless man stabbed one man to death and seriously injured another during an altercation at a northern New Jersey shopping center. Roseanne Colletti reports. (Published Monday, April 14, 2014)

    A homeless man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a stabbing that left one man dead and another injured at a shopping center in northern New Jersey.

    Authorities say 61-year-old Henry Werner killed 67-year-old Paul Baker and wounded 80-year-old Clarence Wispelwey who came to Baker's aid during Monday's attack at Richfield Shopping Center in Clifton.

    An off-duty Nutley police officer tackled Werner and disarmed him.

    Werner's attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf Thursday to murder, criminal weapons possession, aggravated assault with a weapon and attempted murder charges.

    Werner remains held on $500,000 bail and the case has been referred to a grand jury.

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime