(WYTV) – Bond was set at $1 million for a man accused of killing his roommate.
Ian Payne pleaded not guilty to murder as he heard the charge against him read in court.
The 29-year-old is accused of killing Zachary Wiczen last month. They were roommates in Weathersfield.
In a 911 call, Payne told dispatchers the gun went off during an argument.
“Weathersfield police, in particular, the detectives at Weathersfield police did an excellent job. Dan Lowery did a wonderful job putting this case together. Of course, there’s a lot of forensic evidence we have to submit to BCI,” said Asst. Prosecutor Chris Becker.
If convicted, Payne faces a potential penalty of 18 years to life in prison.
He returns to court on Thursday.