A Quincy man pleads not guilty to first degree murder charges in the beating death of a Quincy man last November.

31 year old Edwin Barnstead, Jr. entered the plea Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court.

Barnstead is alleged to have beaten 65 year old Patrick Forbes to death in Forbes’ apartment on North Fifth Street last November 16th.

A jury trial on the murder charge was set for September 12th, with a pre trial hearing set for September 2nd.

Barnstead has also been charged with home invasion for allegedly breaking into another apartment in the same building eleven days after Forbes’ beating.

Barnstead remains lodged in the Adams County Jail.