A 49-year-old Michigan man pleaded not guilty today to a murder charge that accuses him of using a .22-caliber rifle to gun down a man in a Highland apartment – 21 years ago.
Alfred Terrance Woods was arraigned in San Bernardino Superior Court and tentatively scheduled for a May 10 preliminary hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence against him to warrant a trial, online records show.
Woods – also known as Jullian Terry Cane – was arrested April 13 in Westland, Mich., according to San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials. He is charged with slaying Horace Shaw Terry at the Rimrock Apartments along the 7800 block of Sterling Avenue in Highland, about a half mile north of San Bernardino International Airport, on Feb. 17, 1991.
“Cane was identified as the possible murder suspect in 1991, but he fled the state and was never interviewed,” investigators say in a written statement. “In February of 2012, deputies … developed information that led them to believe Cane was in Westland, Mich.”
On April 9, prosecutors charged him with murder under the name of Alfred Woods.
The two men knew each other and apparently had an argument, though detectives aren’t certain of the subject of the dispute, sheriff’s officials say.