ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A man accused of murder pleaded not guilty Friday. Prosecutors said Nicholas Lewis caused the death of 64-year-old Thai Nguyen.

On September 19, 2021, officers responded to Lincoln Park for reports of an injured man lying in the bushes. Police said Nguyen was found with extensive face and head injuries.

Lewis was originally charged with attempted murder, but prosecutors upgraded it to second degree murder after Nguyen died in the hospital three months later.