A 46-year-old murder suspect faced a Hawaii judge for the first time Monday.
Bryan Suitt pleaded not guilty via video conference from Oahu Community Correctional Center.
Suitt is accused of killing and dismembering 34-year-old Alex Gonzales. Gonzales’ body was found in a Waipio ravine off Mililani Memorial Park Rd. on September 15, 2013.
In December, U.S. Marshalls’ Fugitive Task Force arrested Suitt at his family’s resident on Coronado Island in December and charged him with second-degree murder. He was extradited back to Hawaii last week Wednesday.
Suitt is currently in protective custody. Bail is set at $5 million.
A trial date was set for May 27.