Homeless man charged in slashing death of woman in Riverhead pleads not guilty

The homeless man accused of slashing a woman to death in the woods in Riverhead was arraigned Friday.

Steven Williams pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges in the death of 47-year-old Catherine Worthington. Her body was found Tuesday shortly after people heard screams in the woods along Elton Street.Williams is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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