ALFRED (AP) — A Maine man accused of using a machete to nearly decapitate a neighbor and burying his body with rotting deer carcasses has been indicted on a murder charge.

The Portland Press Herald ( ) reported that a York County grand jury indicted 58-year-old Bruce Akers. He has been held without bail since his arrest on June 11.

Defense attorney Robert LaBrasseur says Akers intends to plead not guilty at his next court appearance on Sept. 13.

A police affidavit says Akers called police a day before 55-year-old Douglas Flint was reported missing by his family last month to accuse him of stealing a six-pack of alcoholic beverages.

Akers was charged after police questioned him and found the body of Flint under a pile of rotting dear carcasses.

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