Not guilty plea entered on behalf of suspect accused of killing - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Not guilty plea entered on behalf of suspect accused of killing homeless man

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Christopher Winstead Christopher Winstead
Fred Baker Fred Baker
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Over a month after the crime, Louisville Metro Police say they have tracked down a suspect who is accused of killing a homeless man.

The victim was found murdered and left on the side of the road.

On Friday night, police made an arrest and are piecing together what happened.

Twenty-year-old Christopher Winstead was arraigned in court Monday morning.

"Mr. Winstead, do you understand what you're accused of?" the judge asked.

"Yes sir," Winstead replied.

"I'm going to enter a plea of not guilty for you," the judge said.

Winstead worked for Towne Park, a company that provides valet and shuttle services for local hotels. Police say Winstead killed 65-year-old Fred Baker, who is also known as Skip.  It happened on July 8 when authorities say Winstead offered Baker a ride, then took Baker to Blevins Gap Road near Saw Mill Road, where he allegedly stabbed him to death and left his body.

Baker's family says he was homeless by choice, battled liver cancer for the last several years, but chose not to treat it.

Winstead is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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