Outman Pleads Not Guilty in Vestal Murder

By Lindsay Nielsen

Outman Pleads Not Guilty in Vestal Murder

February 15, 2012 Updated Feb 16, 2012 at 10:40 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A local man charged with the murder of a former classmate on New Year's Day pleads not guilty.

Alan Outman of Binghamton pleaded not guilty to four charges Wednesday.

A Broome County grand jury indicted 22-year-old Outman on one count of First degree murder, two charges of second degree murder and one charge of sexual abuse.

According to a grand jury indictment against Outman, 21-year-old David Fillers was sexually assaulted before he was murdered on New Year's Day.

Judge Martin Smith denied bail, but Outman's Attorney Mark Loughran says he will reapply for bail.

Loughran says Outman is maintaining his innocence.

Family members of David Fillers were in court for the arraignment, they did not have any comment on Outman's not guilty plea.

A request by media to allow cameras in the courtroom was denied by Judge Smith.

Both Loughran and the Broome District Attorney's Office argued it could interfere with identification procedures regarding Outman,

But this does not mean cameras would or would not be allowed in the courtroom if the case does go to trial, the Judge would again have to make a decision on that.

A pre-trial conference is set for February 21st.