ALFRED, ME -- A Maine man has denied he killed his neighbor in a brutal attack with a machete and tried to cover up the crime by hiding his victim's body among deer carcasses.
Fifty-eight-year-old Bruce Akers pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Tuesday in connection with the slaying of 55-year-old Douglas Flint.
Authorities say the killing may have stemmed from an altercation between the men over a six-pack of beer. Family members of Flint reported him missing in June and told police about his history with Akers.
Police say search dogs uncovered Flint's body on Akers' three-acre property in Limington underneath several rotting deer carcasses. Flint had been nearly decapitated, and his body showed extensive trauma to his head and neck.
Man denies killing neighbor with machete, hiding body